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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News November 5 2010

Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies
Patients may mistakenly assume they can’t conceive, researchers say
Bloomberg Business News – 3 Nov 10
(HealthDay News) — Women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and abortions than women without the eating disorder, a study of Norwegian women has found.

This may be due to the mistaken belief that women with anorexia can’t get pregnant because they have irregular menstrual periods or no periods at all, said study lead author Cynthia M. Bulik, director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

Portia DeRossi Comes Clean to People Magazine
November 3, 2010 | Kara Gause | On the Cover

Those of us who were fans of David E. Kelly’ “Ally McBeal” knew there was something wrong when all of the female stars of the show (Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne Smith, Portia De Rossi) became disturbingly thin.

A new study published in the journal The Biologist last week found the sight of superskinny celebs doesn’t just make women feel bad – it actually changes the way we think
Globe and World – 30 Oct 10

Keira Knightley’s arms are rewiring my brain. This is unfortunate since Keira knows exactly zilch about neurology but forgivable since she’s a victim of rewiring herself. Why else do you think she keeps herself so painfully thin?

These articles are from our Nov 5 issue of our weekly e-newsletter. To be included in our email list, visit http://www.iaedp.com


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iaedp Symposium 2011 Program Announcements

Symposium 2011 will feature the following:



kathy steeleKathy Steele, MN, CS, co-author of

The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization  


Read More About Kathy Steele 

Peter Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger and his latest work to be released in September, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Dr. Levine explores the interconnections between evolutionary neurophysiology, animal behavior, and Trauma.  Read More About Peter Levine PhD 

darryl roberts
Special Event:  New Film by Darryl Roberts to be premiered at iaedp Symposium 2011!
On Saturday, March 5th, symposium registrants will be special guests at the premiere of Darryl’s latest film currently in production.  It will focus on health in America.  Darryl’s film AmericatheBeautiful was screened at Symposium 2008 in Orlando.  We are so pleased that Darryl chose Symposium 2011 for a red carpet premiere of his new film! 
Ralph CarsonOpening Night Keynote features Ralph Carson PhD speaking on Eat, Drink and Be Merry, for Healthy Eating May be Detrimental to Your Health
Dr Carson, always a compelling and entertaining speaker, will address the issues we face as we are inundated with conflicting nutritional information, food recalls and media messages of good and bad foods. This can create problematic relationships with foods that can lead to both psychological and physical health challenges. The treatment options of this condition, recently coined orthorexia, include a heaping dose of common sense, moderation, balance and a sense of humor. 


The Opening Gala begins with a lively networking reception, followed by dinner and dancing!  Remuda Ranch will host the dinner/dance featuring music by The Beatles.  Don’t miss this fun night on Thursday, March 3rd. 
All these events are free for registrants of Symposium 2011!  This year we are including lunches in the cost of registration and there will be special programming at each lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!




There is nothing more important in troubled economic times than bringing people together to reaffirm the path forward!  Join us in March!



The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak
Phoenix, Arizona
March 3-6, 2011

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Eating Disorders in the News June 4, 2010

The following articles were in the June 4th issue of iaedp Eating Disorders in the News E-Newsletter.  We invite your opinions, insights, and reflections on these stories!

Cheerleaders at Risk for Eating Disorders, Study Finds
By LiveScience Staff
posted: 02 June 2010 09:07 am ET      
College cheerleaders are at high risk for body image issues and eating disorders, according to a new study that suggests they are affected by how revealing their uniforms are. The study of 136 Division-I and Division-II college cheerleaders looked at whether uniforms that bared their midriffs had any affect on eating disorder incidence or body image dissatisfaction. Participants were surveyed for weight, height and perceived ideal weight.
Source:  http://www.livescience.com/health/cheerleaders-eating-disorders-100602.html

Eating Disorders Go Untreated as Experts Debate Definitions
By Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 23 May 2010 05:16 am ET
Anorexia and bulimia are probably the most familiar types of eating disorders, but they are not the most common. Some 50 to 60 percent of patients don’t quite make the cut to be diagnosed with full-blown anorexia or bulimia, and are instead classified as having an eating disorder “not otherwise specified” (EDNOS).  But this group is so vast, and the cases within it so diverse, that many in the field believe it creates more problems than it does solutions in terms of treating patients and understanding the syndromes. Patients lumped into this unspecified group can also have misperceptions about their condition, thinking it is not as serious as anorexia or bulimia. But in fact, recent studies have found that there really isn’t a medical difference between the three recognized types of eating disorders.  Source:  http://www.livescience.com/health/eating-disorder-diagnosis-100523.html

Top 10 Controversial Psychiatric Disorders
Live Science.com – Stephanie Pappas, Contributor
The proposed revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have spurred debate over what illnesses to include in the essential psychiatric handbook. Everything from gender identity disorder to childhood mood swings has come under fire, and it’s not the first time. The history of psychiatry is littered with impassioned fights over controversial diagnoses.   Source:  http://www.livescience.com/health/top10-Psychiatric-Disorders-Controversial.html

Editorial Note:  iaedp does not endorse the content of any news story; we only report it.  It is not our goal to approve or condemn any news printed in our newsletter; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (when available on the site of origination or participate in discussion with other iaedp members here on our blog). We believe that current events and news/publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and be knowledgeable about new research.

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