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In-person therapy remains the best way to treat binge eating disorder

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While internet based therapies may be helpful for some people with binge eating disorder, a new study shows that traditional face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the most effective way to treat the eating disorder. “Although there is evidence that structured self-help treatments based on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be effective for patients, it was unclear […]

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Men with eating disorders share their stories

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Men with eating disorders are more common than most are aware of. While statistically young women are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime, current estimates suggest as many as 10 million men in America are living with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder right now. Most eating disorder experts […]

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Could stress during pregnancy lead to binge eating in daughters?

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It is no secret that stress changes how we eat. We all have had a bad day and comforted ourselves with our favorite food or dessert. Until now, this behavior has been assumed to be entirely psychological, but a new report suggests there may be more to the phenomenon and could shed light on why […]

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What is the difference between overeating and binge eating?

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Everyone has had the experience of overindulging in their favorite foods. But, at what point does this become a dangerous habit? What separates the normal bout of overeating and binge eating? It can often be a difficult line to draw, but the distinction is important. One is something everyone does, while the other cause isolation, […]

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Penn State Kicker Joey Julius Reenters Treatment For Binge Eating Disorder

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Last year, Penn State place-kicker Joey Julius made headlines for bravely telling the public about his struggles with and treatment for an eating disorder. At the time, he had recently finished treatment for binge eating disorder. After missing a spring game with the team, the player says he is again undergoing treatment in a statement […]

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Can Just Five Questions Identify Adolescents With Binge Eating Disorder?

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Identifying binge eating disorder (BED) in adolescents is a difficult process. Since most diagnostic tools are designed for adults, doctors have to rely on questions that can be irrelevant or confusing to younger patients and provide little useful information for doctors to make a diagnosis. Obesity can be a sign of the eating disorder in […]

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“Who Can Get an Eating Disorder?”

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The question of “who can get an eating disorder” might seem simple to answer, but we live a time when people are regularly turned away from treatment or support for disordered eating because they are “too old”, “not thin enough”, or male. Even in the medical community, there are widespread misunderstandings about the most deadly […]

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3 Tips For Helping a Friend With an Eating Disorder

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Despite the recent awareness and education efforts, eating disorders are still surrounded in stigma that can make it hard to get help from even those closest to you. It can also make it difficult to talk to or offer support for friends you suspect of having a problem. While it may feel awkward or uncomfortable, […]

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A ‘Surprising’ Number of Middle Age Women Live With Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are often regarded as a “teen issue”, but these dangerous mental illnesses affect people of all ages. In fact, a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine says eating disorders affect a “surprising” number of women in midlife. The team of researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York […]

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Why The Holiday Season Is Especially Hard For People With Eating Disorders

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For many, the holiday season is a veritable onslaught of overeating. It’s not just the big Thanksgiving dinner, either. There are the Christmas sweets, family get-togethers, and the office holiday parties with snacks. Food is glorified from November until the new year when everyone makes resolutions to eat healthier. But, for the approximately 30 million […]

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