And what she was doing was trying a number of techniques to shed weight at an alarming rate — from fasting from dressing head to toe in multiple layers of clothing and working out in 100-degree temperatures.
CBT and ACT Treatment Results in Eating Disorders – Review of Eating Disorders News.com broadcast by Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS, iaedp Board of Directors Education Chair
A study comparing CBT with ACT showed the CBT has limited success with college age women with eating disorders but ACT showed moderate success, thereby endorsing ACT as the therapy of choice.
Incontinence in anorexic adolescents included 17% had night incontinence, 62.7% had day and night urinary incontinence and 57% had urgency incontinence. All resolved with weight restoration. More studies are needed to determine the cause.
Eight males and eight females were shown pictures of high caloric foods while undergoing brain scans. Females had greater responses in the dorsal and postlateral periventricular areas and insula. Males had increased flow to the amydala.
67 bulimic patients were studies to identify the effects of mood status and lymphocyte counts. Results showed that patients with increased anxiety and anger had lowered lymphocyte counts. The study showed that affect can affect immunological processes. Read More
Forbes.com -Kiri Blakeley, 06.21.10, 10:25 AM EDT Thin celebrities have been on the defensive. But in obese America, should they be? In her new book Uncharted TerriTORI, reality TV star Tori Spelling explains why she’s gotten so skinny in the past year. She writes that she does not have an eating disorder, but that a bout of swine flu and stomach ailments resulted in her stick-like frame. (Meanwhile, you’d have thought Tori was gushing BP oil for all of the print space dedicated to a recent sighting of her scarfing pizza.) Read More
Forbes.com – Jenna Goudreau, 06.25.10, 02:05 PM EDT
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Tori Spelling, Bethenny Frankel and Shenae Grimes have been accused of having eating disorders because they appear “too thin.” Meanwhile, 72% of adult women in the U.S. are either overweight or obese and 16% of girls aged 2 to 19 are obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The reality is that there are far more women in this country in danger of dying from obesity-related causes than in danger of not finding a pair of size 0 jeans,”