Eating Disorders

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.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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

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.

Childhood Bullying Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Bullying Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

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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

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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

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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

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

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