Eating Disorders


Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Women at both ends of the weight spectrum have low serum allopregnanolone which can be linked to severe depression and anxiety.

Females With Anorexia Nervosa Have Lower Gut Microbial Diversity

Females With Anorexia Nervosa Have Lower Gut Microbial Diversity

Females who suffer from anorexia nervosahave lower gut microbial diversity.

Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Requires Expertise, Family Buy-In

Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Requires Expertise, Family Buy-In

Depersonalizing may help a lot of struggling parents understand the severity of an eating disorder.

Leptin Mediates Correlation Between Bulimia and Weight Suppression

Leptin Mediates Correlation Between Bulimia and Weight Suppression

The correlation between weight suppression and duration of bulimia nervosa is mediated by leptin.

Continuing Research, Emerging Treatments Hold Promise for Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Continuing Research, Emerging Treatments Hold Promise for Treating Anorexia Nervosa

In the past, clinicians believed anorexia arose from control battles with parents and that the individual had to develop insight and motivation to recover.

Military-Related Trauma Associated With Eating Disorders

Military-Related Trauma Associated With Eating Disorders

In male veterans, eating disorder symptoms are associated with military-related trauma.

Telehealth Feasible, Effective for Family-Based Anorexia Treatment

Telehealth Feasible, Effective for Family-Based Anorexia Treatment

For adolescents with anorexia nervosa, telehealth-enabled FBT is effective.

Lisdexamfetamine Reduces Relapse in People With Binge-Eating Disorder

Lisdexamfetamine Reduces Relapse in People With Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-eating disorder relapse risk with lisdexamfetamine was markedly lower than with placebo.

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

In patients with eating disorders, rTMS of the DMPFC seems to be beneficial for treating PTSD.

Group CBT Can Reduce Eating Disorder Psychopathology

Group CBT Can Reduce Eating Disorder Psychopathology

Group enhanced cognitive behavioral treatment is effective in reducing eating disorder psychopathology.

Anorexia Nervosa Requires Better Treatments for Severe Cases

Anorexia Nervosa Requires Better Treatments for Severe Cases

Long-term negative consequences can be associated with anorexia nervosa, and many times patients do not experience remission.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Delivers Positive Trial Results

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Delivers Positive Trial Results

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in adults and has the potential for serious health implications if left untreated.

Dual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

Dual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

"Diabulimia" may or may not be associated with bulimia or any of its symptoms.

Binge Eating Identified by Adolescent Binge Eating Disorder Questionnaire

Binge Eating Identified by Adolescent Binge Eating Disorder Questionnaire

Researchers have assessed the questionnaire's ability to identify binge eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Prevention Programs Reduce Cardiac Risk

Eating Disorder Prevention Programs Reduce Cardiac Risk

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diagnoses and affect 10% of adolescent girls and young women.

Eating Disorder Recovery Possible

Researchers in Boston found that nearly two-thirds of women with eating disorders did recover.

Binge Eating Disorder: Symptoms and Help-seeking

It is important to recognize symptoms of binge eating disorder and have a conversation with your family doctor about your relationship with food.

Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Providing care for the mental and physical health of people with diabetes will simultaneously improve both outcomes.

Anorexia Nervosa Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

Anorexia Nervosa Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS is associated with significant improvements in treatment-refractory anorexia nervosa.

Routine Screening for Eating Disorders May Be Needed for Patients With PCOS

Routine Screening for Eating Disorders May Be Needed for Patients With PCOS

Routine screening for eating disorders may be necessary in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Weight Suppression as Predictor of Bulimic Syndromes

Weight Suppression as Predictor of Bulimic Syndromes

A study suggested that weight suppression explains a significant amount of variance in bulimic syndrome impairment.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Often Missed By Plastic Surgeons

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Often Missed By Plastic Surgeons

Nearly 1 in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from body dysmorphic disorder,

Women in Mid-Life Have Higher Prevalence of Eating Disorders Than Expected

Women in Mid-Life Have Higher Prevalence of Eating Disorders Than Expected

Eating disorders are not confined to adolescence and early adulthood.

Evidence Against Palliative Care in Long-term Eating Disorders

Evidence Against Palliative Care in Long-term Eating Disorders

Continued symptom improvement and meaningful recovery are possible in anorexia nervosa beyond the first decade of follow-up.

Economic Burden of Binge-Eating Disorder

Economic Burden of Binge-Eating Disorder

There were higher levels of activity and work impairment, as well as health care utilization for individuals with binge-eating disorder.

Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research

Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research

It's the deadliest mental illness. What's being done about it?

Anorexia Nervosa and the Compulsive Exercise Test

Anorexia Nervosa and the Compulsive Exercise Test

Exercise time per day is associated with a higher Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) global score in adults with anorexia.

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Investigators identified abnormal modularity patterns in the brain in individuals with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder.

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

Veterans remain understudied in the field of eating disorders, possibly due to the misperception that men are not affected by them.

New Surgical Weight Loss Device Alarms Eating Disorders Experts

New Surgical Weight Loss Device Alarms Eating Disorders Experts

FDA approval was based on a single clinical trial involving 111 patients, which was funded by the device manufacturer.

"Drunkorexia" Linked To Both Eating and Substance Use Disorders

"Drunkorexia" Linked To Both Eating and Substance Use Disorders

Approximately 40% of American college students engage in binge drinking at least once in the past 2 weeks.

Ventral Pallidum Plays Active Role in Reward-Seeking Behavior

Ventral Pallidum Plays Active Role in Reward-Seeking Behavior

Pharmacological and optogenetic inhibition of ventral pallidum neurons during cue presentation impedes reward-seeking behavior.

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

This brief sampling illustrates the diversity of content being presented at the annual meeting.

Restricting Calories Improves Health and Mood in Non-Obese

Restricting Calories Improves Health and Mood in Non-Obese

Those in the calorie cutting group said their sleep and relationships also improved.

Women With Eating Disorders Exhibit Riskier Drinking Behaviors

Women With Eating Disorders Exhibit Riskier Drinking Behaviors

Those with eating disorders had higher scores in scales measuring alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, and intoxication.

Transcranial Stimulation May Reduce Anorexia Symptoms

Transcranial Stimulation May Reduce Anorexia Symptoms

Researchers found that the depression treatment rTMS cut the urges to restrict food in anorexia.

Mortality Rate Increased Among Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Mortality Rate Increased Among Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Individuals with anorexia nervosa mainly died from natural causes of the eating disorder.

Psychiatric Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Psychiatric Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Mental health conditions, like binge eating disorder and depression, are common among patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Childhood Bullying Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Bullying Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

Almost one-quarter of the victims of bullies had a psychiatric diagnosis as a young adult.

Being Bullied Increases Risk for Eating Disorders

Being Bullied Increases Risk for Eating Disorders

Those who were bullied were almost twice as likely to have symptoms of bulimia compared to those who weren't bullied.

Habitual Brain Region Active in People With Anorexia

Habitual Brain Region Active in People With Anorexia

People who suffer from anorexia nervosa use a brain region associated with habitual behavior in making decisions about what to eat.

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Reducing stress, having a regular eating schedule and bright light therapy are among the ways to treat the disorder.

Elevated Liver Enzymes Linked to Hypoglycemia in Anorexia

Elevated Liver Enzymes Linked to Hypoglycemia in Anorexia

Elevated aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels are also linked to lower body mass index.

Bisexual Women Have High Rates of Eating Disorders

Bisexual Women Have High Rates of Eating Disorders

Homosexual and bisexual men had higher rates of eating disorders than straight men.

Eating Disorders Associated With Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Eating Disorders Associated With Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Lifetime prevalence of developing diabetes in this population highest among males.

Supplement Use May Be Characterized as Eating Disorder

Supplement Use May Be Characterized as Eating Disorder

Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.

Mindfulness May Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

Mindfulness May Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

Significant declines in weight and shape concerns, and dietary restraints were seen in female students after receiving mindfulness training.

New Screening Test Could Help Identify Binge-Eating Disorder

New Screening Test Could Help Identify Binge-Eating Disorder

The Binge Eating Disorder Screener-7 (BEDS-7) is a concise, patient-reported screening tool.

Health Costs Significantly Higher For Binge Eating Disorder Patients

Health Costs Significantly Higher For Binge Eating Disorder Patients

Mean one-year health care costs for a binge eating patient was $33,716, compared with $19,548 for patients without an eating disorder.

Children With ADHD At Higher Risk for Eating Disorder

Children With ADHD At Higher Risk for Eating Disorder

Children with ADHD are more likely to have loss of control eating syndrome, a disorder similar to binge eating in adults.

One-Third of Teens Have a Mental Disorder and a Physical Disease

One-Third of Teens Have a Mental Disorder and a Physical Disease

Depression often accompanies digestive illnesses, while anxiety often occurs together with arthritis or heart disease.

Mistreated Women with ADHD At Greater Risk for Psychological Problems

Mistreated Women with ADHD At Greater Risk for Psychological Problems

Women with ADHD subjected to abuse ior neglect in childhood more susceptible to other mental health issues.

Guidelines Issued for Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines Issued for Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

National Athletic Trainers' Association statement designed to raise awareness and educate high school athletic trainers.

Orthorexia: Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

Orthorexia: Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

Although not officially recognized by the APA, cases of orthorexia are on the rise.

FDA Approves ADHD Drug For Binge-Eating Disorder

FDA Approves ADHD Drug For Binge-Eating Disorder

Patients taking Vyvanse experienced a decrease in the number of binge eating days per week.

ADHD Drug Shows Promise For Binge-Eating Disorder

ADHD Drug Shows Promise For Binge-Eating Disorder

In higher doses, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) helped to curb binge eating.

Update on Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

Update on Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

Psychotherapy is useful in treating bulimia and binge eating, while anorexia remains the most difficult eating disorder to tackle.

Dopamine Activity in Brain May Play Role in Obesity

Dopamine Activity in Brain May Play Role in Obesity

Obese adults may be more susceptible to environmental food cues due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding.

Bariatric Surgery May Also Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Bariatric Surgery May Also Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Obese people are at a 35% higher risk of developing Alzheimer's compared to people with normal weight.

Age Influences Dementia Risk in Obesity

Age Influences Dementia Risk in Obesity

People diagnosed with obesity at a younger age have higher risk than those who are diagnosed when they are older.

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