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Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month.
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Mikayla Price's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:12 PM

Students at the University of Chicago have studied anorexia by experimenting with mice and the drug olanzapine. Researchers gave the mice little food and forced a lot of exercise, and the mice taking the medicine were more likely to maintain body weight. The challenges with medicating anorexic patients isn't finding the medicine, but getting the patients to take the prescription regularly. 

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Aging and Anorexia: Silent Crisis of Eating Disorders in Older Women?

Aging and Anorexia: Silent Crisis of Eating Disorders in Older Women? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Are older women silently starving themselves?

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Jaimee's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:23 AM

People are always focusing on the younger women instead of also acknowledging that older women can still think their body image is horrible and i would imagine that it is worse. Due to what negative effect occur as you age.

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Recovering patients describe their battles with an "anorexia voice"

Recovering patients describe their battles with an "anorexia voice" | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

People with anorexia find comfort in their illness at first, but then it becomes over-powering and they end up battling for control of their own minds. That's according to Sarah Williams and Marie Reid, who conducted an online focus group and email interviews with 14 people recovering from anorexia nervosa, aged 21 to 50 and including two men.

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psu2a9's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:40 PM

BPS insighful article into the 'voice' exprienced by Anorexia sufferers

Stacie Marie Riley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:11 PM

These interviews with people struggling with an eating disorder helps others relate and know that they are not alone. It becomes a way out and a coping mechanism for the bottled up feelings. This is a good source because it gives real life information and not bias information.

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New Israeli Law Bans Underweight Models in Ads

New Israeli Law Bans Underweight Models in Ads | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New Israeli law bans underweight models in ads as government tries to fight eating disorders...
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A History of Eating Disorders | Psychology Today

A History of Eating Disorders | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Though anorexia nervosa was rare until the second half of the 20th century, it certainly existed beforehand. The first descriptions of anorexia nervosa in the Western world date from the 12th and 13th centuries, most famously Saint Catherine of Siena, who denied herself food as part of a spiritual denial of self.

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