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Surviving Christmas With An Eating Disorder

Surviving Christmas With An Eating Disorder | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
Surviving Christmas with an eating disorder can be tough so take a look at this holiday checklist to make sure you are prepared.
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Life Works Community - Raising Addiction Awareness: Males and females show differences in binge eating tendencies

Life Works Community - Raising Addiction Awareness: Males and females show differences in binge eating tendencies | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
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This blog takes findings from a study, which is the first of its kind, to discern full sex differences in the rates of binge eating likelihood amongst animals. What can this mean for humans? 

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Can Virtual Reality Be Used To Treat Eating Disorders?

Can Virtual Reality Be Used To Treat Eating Disorders? | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
Research conducted in Spain has highlighted the possibility of virtual reality computer programs as a means to help educate individuals suffering from eating disorders.
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Can technology really be used like this to treat an eating disorder? Is the treatment of eating disorders something that should be done between people, not machines and micro chips? Or is there a mix needed for some people?

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Presenter opens up about anorexia past

Presenter opens up about anorexia past | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
A television presenter has opened up about the eating disorder she suffered with for several years while attempting to maintain some control in her life.Michaela Strachan said the anorexia that saw her weight plummet to dangerous lows came about as...
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Growing up watching shows presented by Michaela Strachen, I always thought how happy she was, sad to think that actually she was battleing with Anorexia and was quite the oposite of happy....

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Why is obesity not considered an eating disorder like anorexia and bulimia? : AskReddit

Why is obesity not considered an eating disorder like anorexia and bulimia? : AskReddit | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
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Quite an interesting topic. Why is it that obesity is not seen the same way as anorexia or bulimia?

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Current Children's Mental Health Services Are Unfit

Current Children's Mental Health Services Are Unfit | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
Children's mental health services have been found lacking in the UK. The Health Select Committee said the services had serious ingrained problems.
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Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs

Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in Ireland as addicts begin to use new and different drugs to supplement their heroin habit.
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This blog looks at how heroin users are dependent on more than one substance and are exploring different drugs. It also touches on some solutions.

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Gluten-free Dieters Could Be Hiding An Eating Disorder

Gluten-free Dieters Could Be Hiding An Eating Disorder | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
Medical experts have raised concern that individuals following a gluten-free diet may be using this method to disguise the fact they are suffering from an eating disorder.
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Some people could be cutting out food groups to hide an eating disorder. How big of an issue is this/could it become? Is this linked to orthorexia? Which interestingly doesn't get as much attention as anorexia or bulima. Your thoughs on this?

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Strange food combinations could indicate eating disorders

Strange food combinations could indicate eating disorders | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
People who eat lots of odd combinations of food or have a tendency to mix strange foods together may be more likely to have binge eating disorder.
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I like some wierd food combos, peanut butter and marmite for one. Does liking odd food combinations indicate an eating disorder?

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Life Works Community - Raising Addiction Awareness: The Connection Between Binge Eating and Drug Abuse

Life Works Community - Raising Addiction Awareness: The Connection Between Binge Eating and Drug Abuse | Eating disorders | Scoop.it
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This blog looks at the relationship between binge eating and drug abuse. There are some alarming findings from a study cited.

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