Eating Disorders

Ghrelin Agonist Decreased Gastric Emptying Time in Women With Anorexia

Ghrelin Agonist Decreased Gastric Emptying Time in Women With Anorexia

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As there are no currently approved medical therapies for the treatment of anorexia, further study is necessary to determine the long-term efficacy and safety of a ghrelin agonist.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

Eating Disorder Recovery Possible

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

Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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