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  • Karen Carpenter's tragic story

    05/25/2018 9:42:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 121 replies
    guardian ^ | October 23, 2010 | Randy Schmidt
    The Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling American musical acts of all time. Between 1970 and 1984 brother and sister Richard and Karen Carpenter had 17 top 20 hits, including "Goodbye to Love", "Yesterday Once More", "Close to You" and "Rainy Days and Mondays". They notched up 10 gold singles, nine gold albums, one multi-platinum album and three Grammy awards. Karen's velvety voice and Richard's airy melodies and meticulously crafted arrangements stood in direct contrast to the louder, wilder rock dominating the rest of the charts at the time, yet they became immensely popular, selling more than 100m records. Richard...
  • Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who...

    05/25/2018 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 25, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who claim 'it's a luxury' as her weight drops to 58lbs A 25-year-old woman with a debilitating eating disorder is preparing for the possibility of an early death as her insurance company treats a medical program she requires to live on as a luxury. Katrina Howard, who succumbed to anorexia nervosa in her early teen years, has been sent from hospital to hospital for treatment - but doctors fear they are running out of effective options for the young woman - who has whittled...
  • Study Sees No Gain in Using Antidepressant to Treat Anorexia

    06/13/2006 11:58:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 492+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    One of the most widely used treatments for the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, the antidepressant Prozac, works no better than dummy pills in preventing recurrence in young women who have recovered from it, researchers are reporting today. The study, the most rigorous to date to test the use of medication for anorexia, should alter treatment for an illness that is often devastatingly chronic and that has a higher mortality than any other psychiatric disorder, experts said. Fewer than a third of the study's participants, who also received regular psychotherapy, remained healthy for a year or more, whether they received drug...
  • Anorexia largely determined by heredity

    03/07/2006 1:28:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 428+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | Joyce Howard Price
        An international study concludes that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a rare but dangerous mental condition, is primarily genetic in origin.     The study also found that a tendency to be anxious and depressed, or neuroticism, early in life is a strong predictor of having to battle anorexia years later.     The collaborative study of more than 31,400 Swedish twins by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, estimated that 56 percent of the liability for developing anorexia is determined by heredity.     "Fifty-six percent heritability -- that's a fairly large contribution of...
  • Sorry. Your Eating Disorder Doesn't Meet Our Criteria.

    11/29/2004 10:58:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,915+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG
    Imagine a 20-year-old woman who refuses to eat anything except carrots and toast because she is afraid of gaining weight, even though she is 5-foot-8 and weighs only 99 pounds. She exercises to the point of exhaustion five mornings a week because, though she is bone-thin, she thinks her thighs are too flabby. Her periods are irregular, but she has never gone more than three months without menstruating. Another woman, who is also 20 and also 5-foot-8, has an opposite eating pattern. She goes without eating all day, and starting at 6 p.m. she eats nonstop, whatever she can get...