NEW Educational Videos from the Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program are pleased to announce our most recent educational videos and audio exercises!

Please look for the resources section of our website here:   mh.providencehealthcare.org/programs/provincial-adult-tertiary-eating-disorders-program

Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

The hormone ghrelin -- that is released before meals and known to increase appetite -- has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University.

Battling anorexia: Victoria woman recovers at Cedars at Cobble Hill

When Sarah Johnson was a child, she remembers watching kids on the playground and thinking there was something different about her — that she had the weight of the world on her shoulders.

HomeAnorexiaNutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Residential Treatment Nutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Residential TreatmentMay 1, 2016 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Nutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Treatment

When a patient first comes into residential eating disorder treatment, the  dietitian performs a very thorough assessment.  We ask a patient about their ED behaviors as well as their weight history.

Antidepressant Bupropion Linked To Less Weight Gain

Having more information on the long-term impact of antidepressants on weight could reduce the risk of weight-related morbidity for a large population of adults with depression.Having more information on the long-term impact of antidepressants on weight could reduce the risk of weight-related morbidity for a large population of adults with depression.

Girls' schools affect risk of eating disorder diagnosis

The higher the proportion of girls and parents with college degrees at a school, the greater the chance for a girl to be diagnosed with an eating disorder.  Even when accounting for other factors, researchers in the United Kingdom and Sweden found the more girls and college-educated parents in a school increased the chances an average girl would be diagnosed with an eating disorder.  -- 

 

People in Japan With Eating Disorders Aren't Getting Proper Care

Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?

The laid-back, underachieving boy; the hyperachieving, anxious girl. Over the three decades since I graduated from medical school, and especially over the past 10 years, this pattern has become increasingly common in my practice.

In one case, which is pretty typical, my patient’s parents are concerned about their son. He’s not working hard at school and his grades are sliding. At 16, he spends most of his free time playing video games like Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, or surfing the Web for pictures of girls. He’s happy as a clam.

The Looking Glass Foundation: Update on Programs!

GREAT NEWS!  Registration for our annual Summer Camp is NOW OPEN!  Sign up today here:  www.lookingglassbc.com/summer-camp/registration

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