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Children Don’t Recognize Eating Disorders in Themselves
Eating disorders exist in children of all ages, but recent research suggests that different symptoms should be looked for in children age 12 and under than in older children.
Ok With Pain, But Not With Gain
Exercise is important for health, but over-exercise may be a symptom of a deeper problem. Those with eating disorders that also over-exercise may be battling deeper troubles.
Men Can Have Eating Disorders Too
Gender differences in eating disorders may keep men from being properly diagnosed and treated. What may look extremely athletic may actually be tearing a man apart.
Less Social With Eating Disorders
Eating disorders often go hand-in-hand with anxiety and isolation. So much so, that helping people with eating disorders learn to enjoy social interaction could improve the illness.
Bulimia From Stress
Girls can tear up their bodies in reaction to stress, especially if they have impulsive personality traits. Teaching positive coping methods may help these girls avoid eating disorders.
Seek Specialists’ Help for Anorexia
Anorexia and bulimia are serious medical conditions. Seeking treatment from a qualified and experienced authority can greatly improve outcomes.
What Comes First: Weight Loss or Weight Gain
Most of us associate eating disorders with an unhealthy drop in weight.  But new research suggests that eating disorders may actually cause a new height in weight gain. 
eTherapy for Eating Disorders
Bulimia patients who prefer their treatment to be in the comfort of their own home can safely turn to e-therapists, research reports.
Standardizing Ideals
Many shudder at the thought of gathering body measurements, especially weight. Yet researchers have found that BMI collections may provide the best foundation to calculate progress in anorexia and bulimia.
Bringing About Order
Living in the twenty-first century, people hold a wide-variety of responsibilities and stressors, making it increasingly difficult to focus on a fitness regime or balancing a diet.