Posted by: Uticopa in eating disorders on
Dec 15, 2008
Adam Bremelow, the health correspondent for BBC, have said in this morning's news program on Radio 4 that the new research from Oxford has given a ‘Pretty promising prospect for a wide array of people suffering from eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, binge eating.'
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of a therapy that challenges people's behaviour by getting them to reassess their thoughts and assumptions. The treatment usually takes the form of approximately 20 regular brief sessions 15-20 min long.
Over the last few years the UK government has been trying to promote CBT in a range of initiatives and CBT has been a recommended as 1st approach for treating Bulimia.
This new research has shown that the new modified approach for CBT is also extremely effective with treating binge eating.
Sarah Harding, singer with the pop group Girls Aloud, has spoken out this week against rumours that she is suffering from an eating disorder. The rumours were triggered by photographs of the singer's slim frame, but Harding insists that she "eats like a horse".
This is just the latest in a long line of rumours - some true, some false - about women in the public eye having eating disorders. Perhaps most famously, and certainly most tragically, was the case of singer Karen Carpenter who, after years of denying she suffered from Anorexia Nervosa, died in 1983 from a heart attack brought about by the condition. She was only 32. At the time of her death, she weighed just an astonishing 49Kg.
Pop stars, actresses, and other women in the public eye are admired as role models by young girls. They often want to emulate them in many ways, and while the celebrities themselves may be eating healthily, their slim figures can often lead young girls to take drastic measures to achieve the same look.