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1 Binge Eaters Struggle to Get Coverage
Binge eating may be the most common eating disorder in America, but health experts say it’s more stigmatized and misunderstood than anorexia and bulimia, and it’s harder to find treatment.
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2 San Mateo mother who lost daughter to anorexia leads Washington rally
September 2014 - Nicole Schlesinger weighed 139 pounds when she began a calorie-counting diet plan in 1994, hoping to avoid the "freshman 15" when she started at UC Berkeley that fall. When she died nine years...
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3 Orthorexia: When healthy diets go too far
September 2014 - During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce. For Righini, this...
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4 Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia
August 2014 - Women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa feel a sense of pride about their weight loss, and this positive emotion may play a major role in the deadly condition, according to a new study...
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5 Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says
July 2014 - Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research. Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link...
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6 Eating Disorders in Children
July 2014 - When it comes to children most at risk for an eating disorder, focus is rarely placed on boys or on those from minority and low-income backgrounds.But in a study published in the American...
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7 Mental Illness: Some needles in the haystack
July 2014 - The human brain is the most complicated object in the known universe. Considering that complexity, and the number of jobs it has to do—from regulating appetite to thinking great thoughts—the brain...
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8 She Was Sick Of Being Photoshopped, So She Did THIS.
July 2014 - Colbie Caillat, a Grammy songwriter/singer, recently released her song "Try" that talks about today's beauty standards. Watch their incredible transformation from start...
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9 Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness
January 2014 - A few years ago, I was interviewing a candidate for a substantial position in our firm. Although the candidate and I had exchanged a number of emails, this was our first meeting...
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10 Breaking down stereotypes helps Asian Americans embrace mental health care
June 2014 - As a refugee from war-torn Cambodia, I struggled with post-traumatic stress. I knew I couldn't cope with my feelings on my own, but even if I'd known where to turn for help, I wouldn't have had the words. My...
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11 Latinas and Eating Disorders
March 2014 - About 10% of Americans struggle with eating disorders. But among Latinos, this disease often goes underreported and undiagnosed. And some evidence suggest that Latinos might be more susceptible...
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12 The Struggle to Treat Mental Illness
February 2014 - When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and medications that worked for his schizophrenia...
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14 Mentally Ill Youth In Crisis
January 2014 - Last November 19th, Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was slashed and stabbed repeatedly by his own son. Gus Deeds was 24 years old and had been struggling with mental illness....
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15 The Chains That Bind Me: Letting Go of E.D.
2013 - "Fears suffocate me. Trapped in mind and body. If I’m living, it’s a nightmare. I can’t move, can’t scream, can’t breathe, can’t feel. I’m crippled, though not physically. Worshipping an...
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16 EDC Succeeds in Parity Push!
November 2013 - The EDC has worked tirelessly, in the past two years to put pressure on the Administration to release the regulations for the Mental Health Parity Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and to...
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17 Men's Eating Disorders Get Increased Attention
October 2013 - Then Sala, now 19 and a student at UC Davis, started losing weight and couldn't stop. Sometimes he would go days without eating. Other days he would ravage his family kitchen in the middle of...
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18 Lacking rules, insurers balk
September 2013 - THE first time Melissa Morelli was taken to the hospital, she was suicidal and cutting herself, her mother says. She was just 13, and she had been transferred to a psychiatric...
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19 The New Science of Mind
September 2013 - These days it is easy to get irritated with the exaggerated interpretations of brain imaging — for example, that a single fMRI scan can reveal our innermost feelings — and with inflated...
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20 Lawsuit Says Anthem Violated Calif. Mental Health Parity Act
August 2013 - Last week, an Anthem Blue Cross policyholder filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the insurer has unlawfully denied coverage of recommended care to PPO members with eating disorders...
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