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Health round up – Parkinson’s, autism & anorexia, vitamin D and more!

4Mar

Parkinson's, Parkinson's treatment

If you’ve not had time this week (1 March 2019) to read the health news, we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Radical Parkinson’s treatment Researchers have tested a radical treatment for people with Parkinson’s. The treatment delivers … Continue reading

  

Girl with a story about her nine-year struggle with anorexia on Kickstarter

4Dec

špela kranjec book author

To have anorexia is not a fad, it’s not your decision – which is what many people mistakenly believe. This is a serious psychological disorder that, in this particular category, has one of the highest mortality rates. No one wants … Continue reading

  

Living while starving, but you’re not even aware of it

5Nov

spela kranjec author

Every parent wants to provide the best environment for their child, where they could develop a healthy attitude to themselves and their food, which will become part of their everyday life. This is a very important aspect of raising a … Continue reading

  

This Week in Health News: Revelations about the Quality of Mental Health Care for Young People and a Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

12Apr

Children and teenagers are being let down by the medical establishment, two new reports argue

Two stories that have dominated the health news over the last few days share a common theme: that young people with mental health problems are being let down by the medical establishment in the UK. An edition of the BBC’s … Continue reading

  

Eating disorder hospital admissions rise by 16% in a year

11Oct

Hospitals recorded 2,290 eating disorder admissions in the 12 months to June 2012; a 16% rise on the previous 12 month period, provisional figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show. Children and teenagers aged 10 to … Continue reading

  

The New Maudsley Approach website

2Jul

Although the New Maudsley Approach website is not quite finished, it seems to be helping some of those picky folks on the forum so I thought I would do a bit of promotion on my blog. Thank you to Pam MacDonald, for … Continue reading

  

1 in 20

15Jun

Carrie Arnold, of the excellent ed bites is starting a campaign to raise the profile of just how common eating disorders are. The statistics are very scary: Each year, roughly 4 million babies are born in America. Approximately 500,000 of these … Continue reading

  

How not to treat a mentally ill patient

20May

I was sent yesterday a scan of the Sheppard Pratt handbook, given to parents of a 13 year old earlier this year.  It is a sort of “Welcome to, Treatment Plan, Optional Extras” type document which is bad in too … Continue reading

  

Don’t think – act

16May

An amazingly insightful blog post from the wonderful Carrie Arnold at ed bites, containing one of the greatest pieces of advice. You can’t think your way out of a disorder that you behaved your way into. This insight is incredibly helpful … Continue reading

  

A conversation with Irish Up – how brains work.

9May

A few days ago, I decided to try out some of my more extreme theories on the world about brain wiring, brain trimming and fault neurons.  Luckily I am blessed with the wonderful Irish Up  as a friend, to set … Continue reading

  

Anorexia in Adolescents

26Apr

A 19 minute video to help explain signs, symptoms and treatment for anorexia in adolescents. Anorexia in adolescents by C and M Productions   +497   

  

Let’s talk about fat

15Apr

Let’s talk about fat. We live in a society that views all fat as bad.  Fat free everything everywhere.  Dire warnings about being overweight and how much obesity is costing the healthcare systems.  Fat has been demonised.  Fat is officially BAD … Continue reading

  

PANDAS

14Apr

There has long been a discussion Around the Dinner Table about Pandas.  Not just the cute black and white furry bears that have proved useful as a distraction technique whilst refeeding a loved one with an eating disorder but the … Continue reading

  

Anorexia in Adolescents

12Apr

M and I started making films about eating disorders in January 2011, using Xtranormal.  It may not have been the slickest or smoothest of mediums but it has served our purpose of disseminating information to parents, carers and clinicians in … Continue reading

  

Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

12Apr

An important blog post from ExtraLongTail Parents and Anorexia can be read here. or from F.E.A.S.T. Do Parents Cause Their Children to Develop Eating Disorders? Parents do not cause eating disorders. That statement may seem obvious, but it is the … Continue reading

  

The importance of nutrition for the brain

12Apr

I have involved in a number of discussions over the last week about the importance of nutrition for the brain.  I have looked at a number of studies about food and depression, the importance of nutrition for geriatric patients and the … Continue reading

  

An Explanation of BMI and its shortcomings

12Apr

This is a really complex subject so I will try and break it down: BMI and the DSM The DSM threshold for anorexia nervosa is a BMI of 17.5.  Two points to notice.  The first is that a person with … Continue reading

  

Setting a Target Weight Range

12Apr

Reproduced by kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) www.feast-ed.org Setting Target Weight After an eating disorder diagnosis, it is important to determine whether the patient’s disordered eating behaviors have artificially changed body composition and … Continue reading

  

The Role of Nutrition for Parents

11Apr

The role of nutrition, food intake and weight What do food and nutrition have to do with eating disorder recovery? What can parents do when it comes to what, when, and how much to eat? There are two important things … Continue reading

  

Feeding Requirements

11Apr

Where do you begin when your child has just been diagnosed with an eating disorder?  Well, if you are anything like me, you begin from a place of total ignorance, prejudice and despair.  Unhelpfully, the majority of Tier 1 clinicians … Continue reading

  

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