Aging Anorexia and the Media

Aging Anorexia and the Media

Author of the New York Times article “When Anorexics Grow Up,” Lisa Fogarty vividly recalls her first experience with anorexia on screen. A number of made-for-TV movies hit televisions in the late 80’s and 90’s that provided her and many others with their first...
Reward Circuitry in the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Reward Circuitry in the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Researcher Walter Kaye and his team at the UC San Diego Eating Disorder Center believe that brain imaging may play a key role in shaping the way we understand disordered eating behaviors. The team identified specific reward mechanisms within the brain that may be...
Pathways to Over-Eating: Change Your Course

Pathways to Over-Eating: Change Your Course

As I field inquiries from individuals seeking treatment for conditions like binge eating disorder and bulimia, I almost always provide some basic education in that very first call about the two most common “pathways” to over-eating or binge-eating (and ultimately...
The Rise of Anorexia in Children

The Rise of Anorexia in Children

The incidence of anorexia in children appears to be increasing. As with anorexia in adolescents and adults, pre-pubescent anorexia is a biologically-based illness (i.e. genetic) that is typically triggered by social and emotional factors. Increased rates of the...