Eating Disorders

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Sue Gibson, HIV Patient in Castlewood Case: Other Patients May Have Been Denied Care

    The Department of Justice agreed last week that a St. Louis eating disorder clinic discriminated against an HIV-positive woman by intentionally delaying her admittance and denying her treatment. Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders has been ordered to pay a $140,000 settlement, the secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Castlewood Eating Disorder Clinic: Sue Gibson Denied Treatment Because of HIV Status

    In a statement released late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Justice announced it reached a settlement with Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders over its refusal to treat an HIV-positive woman suffering from anorexia. Susan Gibson, a mid-Missouri resident, tried to gain acceptanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Third Patient Sues Castlewood for Planting False Memories

    When Brooke Taylor was being treated at a Ballwin-area eating disorder clinic, she uncovered a devastating secret from her past. In the course of her therapy at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, Taylor realized a close family member had repeatedly raped her, and that she'd been phys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Missouri Psychologist Lobbies for Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

    When Richard P. Martielli took the job as president of the Missouri Psychological Association last summer at age 33, he likely became the youngest person in the country to lead a state psychological association. As MPA president, he works on the legislative side of things, protecting and expanding t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Hypnosis for Eating Disorder Led to False Memories About Satanic Cult Abuse, Suit Says

    ​A Minnesota woman is suing her Ballwin eating-disorder clinic and its director for giving her hypnosis treatment and psychotropic drugs that caused her to believe she was the victim of multiple rapes and a member of a satanic cult that sacrificed babies. The hypnosis and drugs that Castlewo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Mizzou Researcher Studies Time-Honored College Tradition of Drunkorexia

    image via​If you've been to college, you've probably heard stories about those girls who skip meals in order to reserve the extra calories for alcohol. It's sort of like the stories about how the pipes in certain sorority houses are corroded because so many of the girls who live there are buli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Yoplait Yanks Ad in Light of Language Thought to Trigger Eating Disorders

    After complaints from the National Eating Disorders Association, Yoplait has pulled an ad that "contained language NEDA says is a trigger for those most vulnerable" to eating disorders. The offending commercial features a woman debating and bargaining with herself about eating a piece of cheesecake ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    St. Louis Events Mark National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    A highlight of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in St. Louis will be a screening of the 2007 documentary America the Beautiful paired with an appearance by filmmaker Darryl Roberts.​The National Eating Disorders Association has declared February 21-26 National Eating Disorders Awarenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.24

    ‚ÄčArt history gives indication of how portion sizes have increased over the centuries. The International Journal of Obesity has studied nearly 1000 years of paintings of The Last Supper for clues. (The New York Times) California county votes to consider banning toy tie-ins with junk food. The ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010
  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Get Happy!!

    It's the tears of a clown for the Minus 5's Scott McCaughey.

  • News

    May 26, 1999

    Presumed Guilty

    Luciano Silveira and Michele Wioskowski were convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. But there's a lot the jury never heard.

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Sex Starved

    For the sexual anorexic, scarred by psychic trauma, a controlled, loveless existence may be easier to bear than the thought of intimacy