For young women with anorexia nervosa, oral contraceptives may limit bone loss.
Comparable clinical characteristics and responses to dose-optimized lisdexamfetamine dimesylate compared with placebo were seen in patients with binge eating disorder across age and sex.
Patients with binge eating disorder and depressive symptoms reported executive functioning deficits, even though neuropsychological tests showed no significant differences in executive functioning between them and healthy controls.
Adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa have higher bone mass density on average than adolescents with anorexia nervosa, but still experience significant deficits in fat mass index.
Investigators sought to determine whether olanzapine promotes weight gain and improves psychological symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa.
A recently published report describes the case of a 50-year-old female patient who abused metformin for its weight loss properties, highlighting the importance of clinician awareness of medication abuse and increased patient access to medications via the internet.
Investigators examine extreme weight control behaviors in both adolescent boys and girls.
Investigators observed a link between food insecurity — difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals — and increased probability of binge-eating disorder and obesity, according to study results.
No significant sex differences were found in the prevalence of eating disorders in children age 9 to 10.
The patient obtained prescriptions for bupropion XR from psychiatrists and primary care physicians who were not aware of her past medical history.