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Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Anorexia can cause severe health issues, and the illness can sometimes be fatal. New research suggests a surgical technique can stimulate the patient’s brain into improving their mental health and overall well-being. New research suggests a brain technique called ‘deep brain stimulation’ may prove effective in treating anorexia. Anorexia is an eating disorder that makes […]

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Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia

Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia

New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy. In experiments involving food restriction and/or exercise, investigators found that the extent to which certain receptors are expressed in neurons in a particular region of the brain can influence whether an adolescent female rat […]

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Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry

Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry

In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors. […]

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Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

King’s College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain. This therapy may prove beneficial for the 1-2 percent of women in the United States who experience bulimia during their lifetime. King’s College […]