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Researchers claim there are five types of depression and anxiety

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Depression and anxiety have always been difficult to really describe or quantify for both patients and clinical professionals because the conditions can be so amorphous. While some people with depression may struggle with some symptoms, others may have a completely different experience. Yet, the limited understanding and diagnostic tools mental health workers have been relying […]

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Asian American women face unique barriers keeping them from eating disorder treatment

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Eating disorders are often thought of as a “white girl” problem, but new research suggests young Asian American women are equally likely to live with an eating disorder. Unfortunately, they just aren’t receiving treatment due to a number of cultural and social issues, says Yuying Tsong, associate professor in human services at California State University, […]

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Disordered eating leads to overall poorer well-being according to new study

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Eating disorders are often thought about in a vacuum. We talk about the behaviors and mental conditions that can contribute to the development of disordered eating, but we typically forget to discuss the cornucopia of health issues that can develop out of eating disorders themselves. However, as a new European study shows, disordered eating is […]

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Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder

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Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this. Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become […]

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More than half of those who overdose from opioids struggled with mental illness or chronic pain.

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The opioid crisis sweeping America has brought record-high overdose rates, and a new study shows that those who live with depression, anxiety, or chronic pain may be most at risk. According to a new report published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, more than half of those who have died from opioid overdose lived with […]

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Silicon Valley’s Amanda Crew uses her experiences with eating disorder to advocate for change

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These days, Amanda Crew is known for her role as Monica Hall on HBO’s Silicon Valley. But, before she got her big break in Hollywood, she was a young girl who struggled with an eating disorder while trying to make her name known. In a recent interview with People, the actress opened up about how […]

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How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

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For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an […]

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Lack of ‘feel good’ neurosteroid may contribute to depression or anxiety in anorexic or obese women

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Women who live with anorexia or obesity exhibit low levels of a neurosteroid that may explain why both conditions are associated with an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a small study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study found low levels of allopregnanolone (all), which has been tied to heightened rates of […]

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder may contribute to problems in school

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Having obsessive-compulsive disorder is often written off as “being a little anal retentive”, but those who live with the condition know OCD is far more dangerous. It can have an impact on every aspect of their life, including their education – as a new study confirms. A report published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry indicates […]

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Discussing the cultural parts of eating disorders may make treatment more effective

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Eating disorders are often viewed through a singular lens. Either people think of them as “social issues” brought on by the pressures people face to maintain or achieve a specific body type, or they are seen as a mental health issue. Of course, the truth is that eating disorders are both of these and more. […]

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