Eating Disorders: Nocturnal Eating/Drinking Syndrome With Restless Legs Syndrome Caused by Neuroleptics Improved by Yi-Gan San Add-on Treatment: A Case Report.

Nocturnal Eating/Drinking Syndrome With Restless Legs Syndrome Caused by Neuroleptics Improved by Yi-Gan San Add-on Treatment: A Case Report.

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Clin Neuropharmacol. 2012 Nov; 35(6): 290-291
Kawabe K, Ueno SI, Hosoda Y, Horiguchi J

ABSTRACT: Nocturnal eating/drinking syndrome is characterized by awakening in the middle of the night, getting out of bed, and consuming large quantities of food quickly and uncontrollably. We report a middle-aged male patient with schizophrenia who had nocturnal eating/drinking syndrome with restless legs syndrome whose condition improved with the administration of the herbal medicine Yi-Gan San (Yokukan-San in Japanese).
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[Ileus due to oranges in Meckel’s diverticulum.]

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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2012; 156(46): A5353
van de Steeg LH, Postema RR

BACKGROUND: A Meckel’s diverticulum is a remnant of the primitive bowel and the yolk sac which occurs in 1-5% of the population. It causes problems in only very few people. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39-year-old man developed acute abdominal pain after eating two oranges. The cause of the pain was found during a lower abdominal laparotomy – the small bowel was obstructed by a Meckel’s diverticulum and a phytobezoar composed of orange fibres. Both were removed surgically. CONCLUSION: A symptomatic Meckel’s diverticulum should be removed; however, in an asymptomatic Meckel’s diverticulum this approach is controversial. One of the problems that can arise is an obstructive ileus. Patients who in the past have had an obstructive ileus resulting from a phytobezoar are advised to avoid eating large quantities of fruit rich in fibre and to chew very well.
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A Modified Obesity Proneness Model Predicts Adolescent Weight Concerns and Inability to Self-Regulate Eating.

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J Sch Health. 2012 Nov; 82(12): 560-571
Nickelson J, Bryant CA, McDermott RJ, Buhi ER, Debate RD

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity among high school students has risen in recent decades. Many high school students report trying to lose weight and some engage in disordered eating to do so. The obesity proneness model suggests that parents may influence their offspring’s development of disordered eating. This study examined the viability of a modified obesity proneness model in a high school population. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey data from a random cluster sample of 1533 students in grades 9-12 from a Florida school district were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Variables included adolescents’ weight concerns; inability to self-regulate eating; and perceptions about maternal comments about adolescents’ weight, restrictive feeding practices, and maternal weight-related concern and values. RESULTS: All the model’s originally proposed relationships were statistically significant, for example perceived maternal weight comments were associated with adolescents’ weight concerns (? = 0.64; p < .0001), and perceived maternal restrictive feeding practices were associated with adolescents' inability to self-regulate eating (? = 0.22; p < .001). CONCLUSION: Some points of intervention should be subjected to empirical study. These interventions should give mothers guidance about appropriate feeding practices and discourage mothers from making weight-related comments to their offspring. Together, as 1 component of a multilevel intervention, these behaviors may help prevent disordered eating and obesity. HubMed – eating


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