Eating Disorders

Unhealthy Food Behaviors May Signal Eating Disorder in Teens

Unhealthy Food Behaviors May Signal Eating Disorder in Teens

Almost 3% of teenagers aged 13 to 18 years have food, weight, and body image issues severe enough to constitute an eating disorder.

Psychotic Experiences Associated With Increased Risk for Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Psychotic Experiences Associated With Increased Risk for Eating Disorders in Adolescents

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These data suggest the need for targeted interventions in children with psychotic experiences to prevent disordered eating behaviors in later adolescence.

Disordered Eating Behaviors Up for Overweight Young Adults

Disordered Eating Behaviors Up for Overweight Young Adults

Young adults at a weight status classified as overweight or obese have increased prevalence of disordered eating behaviors.

Effects of the 2 Types of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Metabolism

Effects of the 2 Types of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Metabolism

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Investigators sought to determine whether both restrictive and purging types of anorexia nervosa effect bone metabolism.

Fracture Type Varies for Women With Anorexia and Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

Fracture Type Varies for Women With Anorexia and Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

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Women with anorexia nervosa and oligo-amenorrheic athletes have been reported to have low bone mineral density and an increased fracture risk.

Family-Based Treatment of Teen Eating Disorders Helpful

Family-Based Treatment of Teen Eating Disorders Helpful

Treatment outcomes for adolescents with eating disorders seem to correlate with family reports of perceived helpfulness of family-based treatment.

Parental Pressure to Diet Linked With Long-term Harm in Adolescents

Parental Pressure to Diet Linked With Long-term Harm in Adolescents

Parent encouragement to lose weight or diet can lead to long-term harmful eating disorders and emotional health problems.

Unfavorable Outcomes Common in Childhood Anorexia Nervosa

Unfavorable Outcomes Common in Childhood Anorexia Nervosa

Adolescents who develop anorexia nervosa before the age of 14 have a higher risk of unfavorable outcomes.

Diet-Treated Chronic Illness May Increase Risk for Disordered Eating

Diet-Treated Chronic Illness May Increase Risk for Disordered Eating

Interventions for diet-treated chronic illnesses may increase the risk for 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.

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