November 23, 2009 |
Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety. But as anorexia and bulimia gained public recognition and as eating disorder clinics began to fill in the 1980s, the field began to see a growing group of patients who had clearly dysfunctional eating patterns yet fit the description of neither anorexia nor bulimia.
January 3, 2011 |
Eating disorders are increasing among children, particularly those younger than 12. And the answer isn’t to tell kids to start (or stop) eating. Disorders like anorexia and bulimia signal serious behavior problems. Here's an expert who can help explain why. Dr. David S. Rosen, professor of adolescent medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, will be the guest at a live Web chat Tuesday (1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central, 10 a.m. Pacific) to discuss eating disorders with Chicago Tribune health reporter Deborah Shelton.
November 30, 1994 |
Specialists who treat eating disorders have been noticing something different about their patients lately. More of them are men. "I have men coming into my office telling me they're convinced they were passed over for promotion because the other guy was slimmer and they look more like a beach ball. Or their wife is unhappy with them because of their appearance," says Dr. Randall Flanery, director of the eating disorders program in the behavioral medicine division of the St.
December 6, 1992 |
Like many wrestling coaches, Terry Davis often placed tremendous emphasis on weight. How much does that boy weigh? Can he lose five pounds by Friday? Didn't I tell that kid not to go an ounce over 130? Davis, a longtime youth coach now in his first year at Whittier Christian High in La Habra, used to consider weight to be nearly as important as performance. But his outlook has changed.
August 7, 1994 |
Ten years ago, a spunky sprite with a 1,000-watt smile and a girl-next-door name, Mary Lou Retton, vaulted from the Los Angeles Olympics across television screens into the homes of millions of Americans who fell in love with her. Sweet 16, 4-feet-9, a red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes ball spinning through the air, she made an entire country cheer on Aug. 3, 1984, when she landed firmly on her feet and flung up her arms, absolutely sure of a perfect 10 that gave her the first U.S.
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September 19, 1988
Some binge eaters produce unusually small amounts of a hormone that ordinarily signals people that they are full, according to a study. The report suggests that a defect in production of this natural chemical may be an underlying cause of bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder in which people stuff themselves with food and then make themselves vomit. The study compared 14 women with bulimia to 10 healthy volunteers.
March 6, 2000 |
A drug used to combat the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy may provide the first effective treatment for bulimia nervosa, the eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by vomiting. Dr. Patricia Faris and her colleagues at the University of Minnesota Medical School studied the drug odansetron in 26 women with severe, long-term bulimia. Fourteen received the drug, 12 a placebo.
May 23, 1995 |
While both anorexia nervosa and bulimia involve distorted obsessions with food, anorexics become emaciated and bulimics usually maintain a normal weight. * Both are considered serious psychiatric illnesses, with bulimia more common and anorexia more intractable. * People with eating disorders may also have other psychiatric problems, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or mood disorders. * 86% of sufferers report onset of illness by age 20.
November 14, 1986 |
When Jane Fonda revealed in her 1981 "Workout Book" that she had suffered bulimia for 23 years, the public became aware of the compulsive eating disorder. Now bulimia has become the focus of an NBC-TV movie, "Kate's Secret," which airs Monday. "I didn't know if I wanted to be the one throwing up on television," said Meredith Baxter-Birney, who as Elyse Keaton of "Family Ties" is one of television's model mother figures.
June 1, 1998 |
By Marya Hornbacher Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Abridged nonfiction Four cassettes Length: Six hours $23 Read by the author Available in bookstores or call (800) 333-9185 Marya Hornbacher is a brilliant but troubled young woman whose memoir should be required listening for all women and teenage girls. Bright, talented and self-loathing, she all but destroyed her body through bingeing, purging and starving.