Kim Dennis, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder
treatment, addictions recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders
, and presenter, states: "Binge eating disorder
(BED) is by far the most common of all eating disorders
, and is also, sadly, one of the most misunderstood by lay people and medical professionals alike.
And some people will see it and think, `I'm not that bad, so I don't have an eating disorder
,' '' she said.
Brooks says eating disorders
involve not just binging or starving but, as in Wheeler's case, obsession: "Besides anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders
or body image problems can take the form of intense preoccupation with weight and appearance, purging or obsessive dieting, and changes in social functioning.
She wrote in her book Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder
(2001, Jessica Kingsley,) "I wanted things to go by the rules--and my rules at that
As the author points out there is a high incidence of mental disorders
among youthful offenders.
Whatever your risk for an eating disorder
, one thing is certain: Media images have a big impact on how people feel about themselves.
It is also important to remember that many symptoms described below are "normal" in moderation--everyone feels anxious and sad on occasion, but that does not mean a clinical disorder
In a comprehensive study of 196 Chicago communities, these researchers found that not only was neighborhood-level collective efficacy the most significant predictor of crime and disorder
but when collective efficacy and structural characteristics, like poverty, population density, and mixed land use, were taken into consideration, the connection between disorder
and crime all but disappeared.
in children often is misdiagnosed and misunderstood.
Genetically identical twins raised in the same environment are three times more likely to both have major depressive disorder
than are fraternal twins, who have only about half their genes in common.
If this interpretation is correct, it provides a strong likelihood that phthalate exposure in humans is one potential cause of TDS disorders
, a conclusion that has widespread public health implications.
More than half of those also suffered from a major episode of depression along with the usual manic episodes of euphoria or unusual cheerfulness associated with the disorder
, which usually manifests itself at the age of 19 years or slightly younger.