Rivastigmine Dermal Patch Solves Eating Problems in an Individual With Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease.

Rivastigmine dermal patch solves eating problems in an individual with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Oct; 60(10): 1979-80
Uwano C, Suzuki M, Aikawa T, Ebihara T, Une K, Tomita N, Kosaka Y, Okinaga S, Furukawa K, Arai H, Ohrui T

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Obesity and psychological traits associated with eating disorders among Cypriot adolescents: comparison of 2003 and 2010 cohorts.

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East Mediterr Health J. 2012 Aug; 18(8): 842-9
Hadjigeorgiou C, Tornaritis M, Savvas S, Solea A, Kafatos A

Increasing rates of overweight and eating disorders among young people are a concern. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of overweight/obesity among Cypriot adolescents between cohorts from 2003 and 2010 and to determine whether body mass index (BMI) was associated with psychological traits linked to eating disorders. Anthropometric measures were done on a representative sample of students aged 10-18 years and the Eating Disorder Inventory-3rd version (EDI-3) and 26-item Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) scales were completed by 13-18-year-olds. Mean waist circumference of the 2010 cohort of 10-18-year-olds was 3.6 cm higher in boys and 5.5 cm higher in girls than the 2003 cohort. Mean BMI was higher in 2010 only in the 16-18-year-old age group. More adolescents on the higher end of the weight spectrum had pathological scores n the eating disorder scales. Obesity and maladaptive eating attitudes are common in Cypriot adolescents.
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[Written and pictorial content in magazines and their possible relationship to eating disorders].

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Lege Artis Med. 2012 Feb; 22(2): 139-45
Szabó K, Túry F

In the current study we reviewed the literature on studies exploring the magazine reading frequency, written and pictorial contents appearing in magazines and their connection to eating disorders. Reading different fashion and fitness magazines has effect on readers through several indirect and direct factors and through trustable and false information. They affect readers’ body satisfaction, self-esteem, eating habits and more generally their health behavior. Different theories have been explained to account for these associations and several other studies examined empirically the connection between the frequency of magazine reading and eating disorders, as well as the symptoms leading to eating disorders.We analyzed and summarized articles between 1975 and 2009 from online databases. We used the following sources: Science Direct (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), Springer-Verlag GmbH (http://www.springerlink.com/) and SAGE Publications Ltd (http://online.sagepub. com/).The pictorial and written magazine contents were associated with the development and maintenance of eating disorders or with symptoms that might lead to eating disorders. The publications comparing to previous years found elevated number of unhealthy food advertisements, unhealthy and radical diet plans and exercise programs. Furthermore the magazines contained conflicting messages about nutrition, body functions and eating disorders.Written and pictorial magazine contents, messages might increase the risk for development of eating disorders, especially in vulnerable individuals.
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Eating Disorders, Anorexia and Bulimia – Dr. Neil S. Kaye – “Psychiatry: Ask the Expert” with Dr. Neil S. Kaye Dr Kaye, and guest Jay Birch have aired a series of specialty call-in radio programs focusing on the clinical aspects of mental health and psychiatry. These programs are archived here for reference and listening. In This Edition: Eating Disorders, Anorexia and Bulimia Guest,Robin Sesan, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of The Brandywine Center in Wilmington, Delaware, a woman owned and operated group psychotherapy practice focusing on women’s issues. Dr. Sesan promotes and supports recovery from eating disorders. Issues central to recovery such as self-care, self-esteem, body image, sexuality, family and interpersonal relationships are explored with Dr. Kaye. Neil S. Kaye MD is an active clinician and expert witness. As a specialist in Forensic Psychiatry, his testimony has had a major impact in high profile cases. Neil S. Kaye, MD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine and a Special Guest Lecturer at Widener University School of Law. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the Albany Medical Center Hospital and Syracuse University College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Syracuse University College of Medicine. He has been an Expert Reviewer for the United States Department of Justice Special Investigation Unit and a Member of the Delaware Governor’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health, Alcohol and Substance Abuse


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