Bulimia Nervosa in Men

When most people picture eating disorder victims, females come to mind. Very rarely do people think first of male eating disorder victims. While women have a much higher rate of eating disorders, it is an unfortunate misconception that men never suffer from them. According to the National...

What Is Body Image Despair?

All individuals dislike something about their body – whether it be their nose, the broadness of their shoulders or the size of their waist. It is normal for individuals to feel unsatisfied with something about their body. However, when this dissatisfaction becomes more intense and time...

Sexual Anxiety and Eating Disorders

A wide range of critical psychological functions are controlled by a system of chemical signals and responses in the central nervous system, including the following: Impulse control Emotional response Sexual attraction Memory formation Appetite and eating Anxiety and stress...

Military Personnel and Compulsive Overeating

Compulsive overeating is similar to drug addiction, in that brain chemistry directly correlates to these behaviors. You may understand that addiction is a disease that alters brain chemistry to cause compulsive behaviors, but the same is true with compulsive overeating. When the brain’s...

Reality TV and Unhealthy Weight Loss

Reality television makes up many programming lineups, but researchers question the impact such shows have on viewers’ self-image. Programs like NBC’s The Biggest Loser portray dramatic weight loss that may not be realistic or sustainable. Reality TV and Health Since Survivor garnered...

Eating Disorders in Adult Women

According to the results of a survey published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, the incidence of eating disorders among women 50 years and older is on the rise. According to the Mayo Clinic, the main types of eating disorders include the following: Anorexia nervosa – A...