The DSM-5 criteria for rumination disorder

Rumination disorder involves the regular regurgitation of food that occurs for at least one month. Regurgitated food may be re-chewed, re-swallowed, or spit out. Typically, when someone regurgitates their food, they do not appear to be making an effort, nor do they appear to be stressed, upset, or disgusted. DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA The DSM-5 criteria for […]

Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities, like autism

Many young kids put nonfood items in their mouths at one time or another. They’re naturally curious about their environment and might, for instance, eat some dirt out of the sandbox. Kids with pica, however, go beyond this innocent exploration of their surroundings. About Pica The word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie, a […]

Best Bulimia Treatment Programs and Dual Diagnosis Rehabs

Find the Best Bulimia Treatment Programs and Dual Diagnosis Rehabs Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder usually characterized by periods of binging—or excessive overeating—followed by some kind of compensatory behavior. People with bulimia have a fear of gaining weight; however, that does not mean all people with bulimia are underweight. Some people with bulimia are […]

Binge Why Eating Disorder (BED) is commonly known by compulsive overeating?

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is commonly known by compulsive overeating or consuming abnormal amounts of food while feeling unable to stop and at loss of control. Binge eating episodes are typically classified as occurring on average a minimum of twice per week for a duration of six months. BED […]

Person with ARFID isn’t able to get enough nutrition through their diet?

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) ARFID was introduced as a new diagnostic category in the recently published DSM-V.  The ARFID diagnosis describes individuals whose symptoms do not match the criteria for traditional eating disorder diagnoses, but who, nonetheless, experience clinically significant struggles with eating and food.  Symptoms of ARFID typically show up in infancy or […]

Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and potentially life-threatening eating disorder

What is Anorexia? Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Those suffering from this eating disorder are typically suffering from an extremely low body weight relative to their height and body type. Often referred to as BMI (Body Mass Index) is a tool that treatment providers often use to assess the appropriateness […]

What type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B-1?

What is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS)? Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B-1, or thiamine. The syndrome is actually two separate conditions that can occur at the same time, Wernicke’s disease (WD) and Korsakoff syndrome. Usually, people get the symptoms of WD first. WD is also known […]

Vascular dementia is caused by conditions that block or reduce blood flow to the brain

About vascular dementia Inadequate blood flow can damage and eventually kill cells anywhere in the body. The brain has one of the body’s richest networks of blood vessels and is especially vulnerable. In vascular dementia, changes in thinking skills sometimes occur suddenly following strokes that block major brain blood vessels. Thinking problems also may begin […]

10 Things You Should Know about LBD

nderstanding Lewy Body Dementias Lewy body dementias (LBD) affect an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. At the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), we understand that though many families are affected by this disease, few individuals and medical professionals are aware of the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, or even that LBD […]