Friday's Progress Notes
Mental health information
Vol. 2 Issue 5 - January 30, 1998
Provided by At Health, Inc.
1. Researchers say risk factors for anorexia nervosa have genetic basis.
2. Using medication to treat obesity
3. Emotional eating
4. Information for general practitioners
5. Eating out quiz
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1. DOCTOR'S GUIDE
Researcher Says Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Have Genetic Basis
Modern society puts powerful pressure on women to control body weight, penalizing obesity and rewarding thinness in myriad ways.
2. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Prescription Medicine for the Treatment of Obesity
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects many people and often requires long-term treatment to promote and sustain weight loss. As in other chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, long-term use of prescription medications may be appropriate for some individuals.
Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Disorder
Athealth.com is pleased to welcome Ellen Shuman, Director of the Acoria Eating Disorders Treatment Center in Cincinnati, and Dr. Sandy Matthews, a licensed psychologist at the Acoria Eating Disorders Treatment Center, who answer questions about emotional overeating and binge eating disorder.
4. EATING DISORDERS RESOURCE
Information for General Practitioners
Given the high mortality and morbidity rates associated with these disorders, General Practitioners play a vital role in recognising and responding to people affected by eating disorders.
5. SHAPE UP AMERICA!
Eating Out Quiz
Most Americans eat out at least once a day.
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