Eating Disorders

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.

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.

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