Condition Center: Anorexia Nervosa

Estrogen Eased Anxiety in Anorexia

People with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may also experience symptoms of anxiety. Hormone replacement therapy may, in some ways, ea...

Specified Treatments for Anorexia

There are no easy fixes for eating disorders. But a new study may shed light on what types of therapy can be most effective at helping patients ...

Anorexia Loses When Period Returns

Dangerous weight loss as a result of an eating disorder can get in the way of a normal menstrual cycle. But when treatment works, girls gain weight a...

Men Can Have Eating Disorders Too

Gender differences in eating disorders may keep men from being properly diagnosed and treated. What may look extremely athletic may actually be teari...

Unnecessary Rx for Anorexia

There are no medications approved to treat anorexia nervosa, but often patients are given psychotropic meds anyway. These meds have multiple side-...

Less Social With Eating Disorders

Eating disorders often go hand-in-hand with anxiety and isolation. So much so, that helping people with eating disorders learn to enjoy social intera...

Skinny Genes

The media has been taking all the blame for the existence of anorexia, but genetics may play a role as well. This discovery could influence anorex...

Cause for Frailty in Elderly

Getting proper nutrition is important for older people to maintain strength and muscle mass. Frailty can come from not getting enough to eat.

Pro-Anorexic Bloggers

Blogs about anorexia can be dangerous. And just wrong. But some open communication and support systems of anorexia blogs could help treat this dis...