Posts Tagged ‘Anorexia’

Spanish priest investigated for exorcisms on anorexic teen Comments 0

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A Spanish priest is being investigated after allegedly performing more than a dozen exorcisms on a teenage girl with anorexia. When the girl was 16, her parents interpreted her problems with anorexia and anxiety as a sign of demonic possession. Her parents turned to exorcism after stays in hospitals didn’t see her recover. The parents Read more

Five new mental disorders you could have under DSM-5 Comments 0

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Since it was first published in 1952, the DSM has been the has been the diagnostic bible for many psychiatrists. Each time the manual is updated, new conditions are introduced, often amid much controversy. DSM-5, the latest edition published on Saturday, is one of the most controversial yet. Many conditions we’re now familiar with were Read more

The facts about eating disorders Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Eating Disorders are among some of the most serious and challenging mental illnesses that affect our children and adolescents. Recent research suggeststhat up to 75% of adolescent girls view themselves as overweight or needing to lose weight and around a quarter of our teenagers are experimenting with dangerous dieting behaviour, such as taking laxatives and severely restricting Read more