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Bulimic mum who needs new kidneys a shares a photo from her hospital bed

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:39:56 +0100

Jodie Gregory, 28, from Derby, needs daily kidney dialysis to stay alive. However, she has been told she cannot go on the transplant register until her bulimia is under control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:55:34 +0100

Beliefs in links between "thin ideal" media and body dissatisfaction among women, perhaps even full-blown eating disorders, has been one of the "truisms" or sacred cows of media psychology for at least a generation or two. But just as the media violence/video game debate has spiraled into confusion and chaos, debates about the extent to which media actively cause body dissatisfaction and eating disorders can often leave readers confused and sometimes mislead. It's not at all uncommon to hear it expressed that there are no doubts media ideals cause body dissatisfaction, but we used to hear this with video game violence too. Just as with most areas of media effects, looking at the data reveals that the truth is complex. First, let's dispense with the obvious. There's little question that th...



Associations Between Psychotic Experiences, Mental Disorders Found to Be Bidirectional

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:47:00 +0100

While previous studies suggest that psychotic experiences are associated with an elevated risk of subsequent mental disorders, the findings of a study published online today in AJP in Advance also suggest that most mental disorders are associated with an elevated risk of subsequent psychotic experiences.John McGrath, M.D., Ph.D. (pictured above), a professor of psychiatry at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues drew on data gathered by trained lay interviewers on 31,261 people in 18 countries as part of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Surveys. They were looking not just for prevalence of psychotic experiences and mental illnesses but for any temporal associations between the two.Of the 21 common mental disorders studied, psychotic experi...



The Bidirectional Associations Between Psychotic Experiences and DSM-IV Mental Disorders.

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: While temporally primary psychotic experiences are associated with an elevated risk of several subsequent mental disorders, these data show that most mental disorders are associated with an elevated risk of subsequent psychotic experiences. Further investigation of the underlying factors accounting for these time-order relationships may shed light on the etiology of psychotic experiences. PMID: 26988628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry)

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Lauren Houston shares a powerful image of the stages of her recovery from anorexia

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:38:54 +0100

Lauren Houston, 17, from Belfast told how she had to be tube fed when her weight fell. However even when she appeared healthy on the outside, she was in the grips of bulimia and desperately ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



A comprehensive review of psychodynamic treatments for eating disorders.

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: The body of literature on psychodynamic treatments is sparse and sometimes methodologically questionable; nevertheless, current data provide support to the effectiveness of these interventions, particularly for AN. However, both a defined approach (focus, themes, and techniques) and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are warranted to clarify the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapies. PMID: 26980319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD)



Pharmacotherapeutical treatment of personality disorders.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 16:40:02 +0100

Authors: Hesselink JM Abstract Since some years it has become evident that objective disturbances can be found in patients suffering from personality disorders. Research findings from earlier date already demonstrated low levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid in the cerebrospinal fluid, especially in patients with personality disorders, under exclusion of depressive features. Furthermore, data have been collected on the correlation between a hyposerotonergic state and disturbances in aggression and impulse control in a variety of syndromes such as automutilation, bulimia nervosa, suicide attempts and various states of drug abuse. However, psychopharmacological research in personality disorders is rare and to date mainly patients with borderline and schizotypical personality disorder...



Veritas applies to relocate adolescent eating disorder services

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:05:49 +0100

Specialty hospital Veritas Collaborative has filed an application with state regulators to relocate some specialty eating disorder services. If approved, Veritas would relocate its existing child and adolescent psychiatric hospital from Douglas Street to 4024 Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham County. The project would cost $9.1 million and be completed in January. Veritas specializes in treating people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. The existing adolescent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:45:51 +0100

Whether your child is 11 years-old or 17 years-old, watching as she sits at the dinner table and refuses to eat what used to be her favorite foods, hearing him throwing up in the bathroom after meals, witnessing as he or she transforms from a robust thriving young person into an increasingly empty shell … these are some of the scariest things that can happen for a parent. The dread. The fear. The panic. Oh no, it’s happening. I think my child might have an eating disorder. If you are worried that your child might have an eating disorder, here are the six most important steps to take as you decide whether to seek treatment for your child and enter into the process of recovery. Know the signs. Sometimes the signs of an eating disorder are obvious. If you know your child is forcing hers...



Internet and smartphone application usage in eating disorders: A descriptive study in Singapore.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:05:02 +0100

In conclusion, Internet and smartphone app usage is significant, and they are associated with greater severity of illness. It is necessary to include interventions in this aspect as part of treatment of eating disorders. PMID: 26957338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)



The importance of loss of control while eating in adolescents with purging disorder

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

DiscussionPD was largely similar to other eating disorders characterized by purging, regardless of whether LOC eating was present. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2016) (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)



Caffeine increases food intake while reducing anxiety-related behaviors.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

In conclusion, we find that caffeine can both increase appetite and decrease anxiety-related behaviors in a dose dependent fashion. Given the complex relationship between appetite and anxiety, the present study provides additional insights into potential caffeine-based pharmacological mechanisms governing appetite and anxiety disorders, such as bulimia nervosa. PMID: 26972351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Appetite)



Impact of female adult eating disorder inpatients’ attitudes to compulsive exercise on outcome at discharge and follow-up

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions The results demonstrated significant improvements in attitudes towards compulsive exercise during treatment and follow-up. The change in compulsive exercise scores predicted the longer-term course of eating disorder symptoms and BMI. (Source: Journal of Eating Disorders)

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The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review.

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Authors: Fogarty S, Smith CA, Hay P Abstract This systematic review critically appraises the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of those with an eating disorder. Sixteen studies were included in the review. The results of this review show that the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of those with an eating disorder is unclear and further studies should be conducted. A potential role was found for massage and bright light therapy for depression in those with Bulimia Nervosa and a potential role for acupuncture and relaxation therapy, in the treatment of State Anxiety, for those with an eating disorder. The role of these complementary therapies in treating eating disorders should only be provided as an adjunctive treatment only...



Bulimic teen Jasmin Heaney now flaunts her sexy curves on Instagram

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:48:08 +0100

Jasmin Heaney, 19, from Dublin, Ireland, developed bulimia and anorexia while at school. She shrunk to 6st 7lbs after becoming obsessed with websites that promoted eating disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Woman's shock when she found her 15-year-old had bulimia revealed

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:52:32 +0100

How can it be possible for a child — and, make no mistake here, at 15 that's what Annie still is — to be able to hide something as potentially life threatening a bulimia from her parents, asks SHONA SIBARY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Bulimia and Your Oral Health

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



A systematic review of the health-related quality of life and economic burdens of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: AN, BN, and BED have a serious impact on patient's HRQoL and are also associated with increased healthcare utilization and healthcare costs. The burden of BED should be examined separately from that of BN. The limited evidence suggests that further research is warranted to better understand the differences in long-term HRQoL and economic burdens of AN, BN, and BED. PMID: 26942768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD)

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[ADH/D and impulsiveness: Prevalence of impulse control disorders and other comorbidities, in 81 adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADH/D)].

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:12:01 +0100

CONCLUSION: ADH/D in adults continues to be unrecognized in France. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of impulse control disorders, psychiatric and addictive comorbidities in adults with ADH/D. The results enable us to appreciate quantitative and qualitative data for 81 French adults with ADH/D. This disorder rarely remains isolated and is often associated with many others, especially anxiety and mood disorders. We also observed that impulsivity stays at the heart of the ADH/D, either through impulsive behaviours or addictive disorders. Considering the lack of studies with ADH/D adults, it is difficult to compare our data. The diagnosis of ADH/D is complex and stays controversial, moreover the strong prevalence of comorbidities points out the importance of differential ...



Play Therapy Is More Than Child’s Play

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:45:31 +0100

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Some issues that clients bring to the counseling office can be addressed via talk therapy, while others respond more adroitly to non-verbal interactions. For those in the younger set, being able to express themselves beyond words is an essential aspect of healing. Play Therapy is best suited for those ranging in age from 3-16 years old. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.” There are many indicati...



Symptoms of Psychopathology Within Groups of Eating‐Disordered, Restrained Eating, and Unrestrained Eating Individuals

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

ConclusionTreatment of the populations included in this study may be informed by an understanding of the different amounts of symptoms of comorbid psychopathology that confer additional distress and impairment above and beyond disordered eating behavior. (Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology)



What 15 Eating Disorder Survivors Think When They Hear The Word 'Fat'

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:32:36 +0100

"Failure." "Unlovable."  "Me." These are just a few of the heart-wrenching responses people gave when asked how they felt about the word "fat." A new video created by media website WatchCut, featured 15 eating disorder survivors doing word association with the term "fat." The video was published during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which was created by the National Eating Disorder Association to help educate people on the dangers of disordered eating.   Each person's response revealed a powerful insight into how survivors deal with body image and manage their disorders.  One woman in the video said the word fat made her feel afraid. "With bulimia it’s really hard because the thing I fear most is being fat," she said. "I associated skinniness with being ...



Implicit Learning on a Probabilistic Classification Task in Adults and Adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions Frontostriatal dysfunction may underlie abnormalities in regulatory control and probabilistic classification learning in BN, likely contributing to the dysregulation of implicitly learned, maladaptive binge-eating and purging behaviors. Such dysfunction in BN may progress with increasing age, first manifesting in poor regulatory control over behaviors and then expanding to implicit learning processes that may underlie habitual behaviors. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research)

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27)

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:47:58 +0100

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Why focus the focus on eating disorders? According to the National Association of Anorexia and Related Disorders (ANAD),  over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.  ANAD also reports that eating disorders are the number one fatal mental health disorder. Mortality rates can vary and part of the reason why is that the causes of reported deaths are often listed for complications (organ failure, malnutrition, suicide, heart failure) resulting from rather than the actual eating disorder itself. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “An eating disorder is an illness tha...



Eating disorders: what age at onset?

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Age at onset (AAO) of eating disorders has classically been described in adolescence. We analyzed data from 806 subjects with anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN) and performed a normal distribution admixture analysis to determine their AAO. No significant differences were found concerning the AAO functions of AN and BN subjects. Both groups had a mean AAO of about 18 years. Most of the subjects with AN (75.3%) and BN (83.3%) belonged to the early onset group. The definition of AAO for ED may be crucial for planning treatment modalities, with specific consideration of their clinical history and course. (Source: Psychiatry Research)



Epistatic interactions involving DRD2, DRD4, and COMT polymorphisms and risk of substance abuse in women with binge-purge eating disturbances

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

We examined the implications of variations of selected, dopamine-relevant polymorphisms (DRD2 Taq1A, DRD4 7R, and COMT) for risk of substance abuse in women with binge-purge eating syndromes. We genotyped 183 women (66.1% showing full-threshold BN and 33.9% showing sub-syndromic variants), and assessed lifetime presence of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and stimulant abuse or dependence using structured interviews. Tests for main and interaction effects of various allele combinations revealed that individuals who carried high function COMT and low-function DRD4 7R alleles (a combination expected to be associated with higher risk) did indeed show more lifetime substance abuse and, specifically, more cannabis abuse. Our findings suggest that a gene combination that, in theory, codes for low lev...



Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa is less than 1 %: data from a US sample.

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSION: As in other countries, a large proportion of a non-clinical US sample scored in the orthorexia range on the ORTO-15. However, this instrument is likely unable to distinguish between healthy eating and pathologically healthful eating. Our estimate is that orthorexia nervosa like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, is not a common condition. PMID: 26902744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD)



"Las penas con pan duelen menos": The role of food and culture in Latinas with disordered eating behaviors.

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

This study elucidated the experiences of eighteen Latina adults (mean age = 38.5 years) from "Promoviendo una Alimentación Saludable" Project who received nutritional intervention as part of the clinical trial. Half of the participants were first generation immigrants from Mexico (50%), followed by U.S. born with 16.7%. Remaining nationalities represented were Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, and Venezuela with 33.3% combined. The average duration of living in the U.S. was 11.1 years. The mean body mass index (BMI) at baseline was 36.59 kg/m(2) (SD = 7.72). Based on the DSM-IV, 28% (n = 5) participants were diagnosed with binge-eating disorder, 33% (n = 6) with bulimia nervosa purging type and 39% (n = 7) with eating disorder not otherwise specified. Participants r...

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Change in risk factors for eating disorder symptomatology in malay students sojourning in the United Kingdom

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

DiscussionThe stress associated with culture change may place sojourning students at risk for disordered eating. Further research is needed to determine the extent to which this risk is related to culture‐change specifically, as opposed to a general set of factors associated with transition‐related psychopathology more broadly. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2016) (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)



A review of the father-child relationship in the development and maintenance of adolescent anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:09:04 +0100

This article reviews the key themes within the literature around the potential impact of the father-child relationship on the development and maintenance of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa in young people. The critical review searched relevant health and social care databases, as well as manually searching key journals in the eating disorder field. In these results, 13 studies met the inclusion/exclusion criteria and were critiqued, with 8 being taken forward for discussion. The 8 studies identified key themes within the relationship of the father and child (particularly daughters) around conflict and communication, parental protection and psychological control, emotional regulation and self-esteem, and self-perfectionism. All of these factors appear to influence the child's level of self-det...



Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help Treat...

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Dialectical behavior therapy, a type of psychotherapy, may help people with binge-eating disorder and bulimia. Learn what's involved in the therapy. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



Understanding the Binge-Purge Cycle Is Your...

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Many people who have bulimia suffer through multiple cycles of binging-and-purging. Understanding these cycles is the first step in stopping them. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



A Systematic Review on Heart Rate Variability in Bulimia Nervosa

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 30 January 2016 Source:Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews Author(s): Stephanie K.V. Peschel, Nicole R. Feeling, Claus Vögele, Michael Kaess, Julian F. Thayer, Julian Koenig Eating disorders are associated with alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Among other indices, heart rate variability (HRV) provides a readily available index of ANS function. While ANS dysfunction indexed by HRV in Anorexia Nervosa has been addressed in previous reviews, here we aimed to review the current evidence on HRV in Bulimia Nervosa (BN). A systematic literature search in Web of Science, PsycInfo, Scopus, and PubMed identified 17 studies reporting HRV in patients with BN. Studies described (i) differences in resting state HRV in patients compar...

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A look at eating disorders

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:06:28 +0100

Knowing the medical consequences of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa will help you identify patients in trouble. (Source: Nursing Made Incredibly Easy)



CAD/CAM monolithic restorations and full-mouth adhesive rehabilitation to restore a patient with a past history of bulimia: the modified three-step technique.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:35:01 +0100

Authors: Vailati F, Carciofo S Abstract Due to an increasing awareness about dental erosion, many clinicians would like to propose treatments even at the initial stages of the disease. However, when the loss of tooth structure is visible only to the professional eye, and it has not affected the esthetics of the smile, affected patients do not usually accept a full-mouth rehabilitation. Reducing the cost of the therapy, simplifying the clinical steps, and proposing noninvasive adhesive techniques may promote patient acceptance. In this article, the treatment of an ex-bulimic patient is illustrated. A modified approach of the three-step technique was followed. The patient completed the therapy in five short visits, including the initial one. No tooth preparation was required, no anes...



Retrospective Correlates for Bulimia Nervosa: A Matched Case–Control Study

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:34:08 +0100

ConclusionsThe common findings across cultures suggest that, at least, individuals subjectively experience a number of similar factors that increase risk for developing BN. In addition, the difference regarding self‐harm is notable. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. (Source: European Eating Disorders Review)



Incremental validity of the episode size criterion in binge‐eating definitions: An examination in women with purging syndromes

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

DiscussionTaken together, results support the incremental validity of the size criterion, in addition to and in combination with LOC eating, for defining binge‐eating episodes in purging syndromes. Future research should examine the predictive validity of episode size in both purging and nonpurging eating disorders (e.g., binge eating disorder) to inform nosological schemes. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2016) (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)



Perth blogger Constance Hall shares former battle with bulimia as she posts bikini shot

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:28:22 +0100

Perth-based mummy blogger Constance Hall, 32, has shared a bikini shot of herself with the story of her struggle against bulimia towards self-love. WARNING: Distressing content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Identifying Persuasive Public Health Messages to Change Community Knowledge and Attitudes About Bulimia Nervosa

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:04:01 +0100

(Source: Journal of Health Communication)



Well: An Eating Disorder in People With Diabetes

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:17:16 +0100

Diabulimia occurs when people with Type 1 diabetes manipulate their insulin in order to purge calories, much as someone with bulimia might induce vomiting. (Source: NYT)



Psychotropic medications in adult and adolescent eating disorders: clinical practice versus evidence-based recommendations.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

This study adds new evidence regarding age-based comparisons of psychotropic prescription frequency in clinical EDs and comparison between AN and BN which has not been examined in earlier studies. PMID: 26830430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD)

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Increased ferritin levels in patients with anorexia nervosa: impact of weight gain.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

DISCUSSION: Measuring ferritin in patients with AN could be valuable in monitoring improvements of nutritional status, but the full clinical value of following ferritin in individual patients has yet to be determined. The study also shows how research can benefit from electronically captured clinical data using electronic health records. PMID: 26830429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD)






Disordered eating and the contradictions of neoliberal governance

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Abstract The last decade has seen the development of an important literature on the contradictions between neoliberal norms of corporal citizenship and the forms of consumption that market‐based food systems promote. This paper seeks to contribute to the literature by exploring the relationship between these contradictions and the increased prevalence of particular eating disorders (binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa). Within contemporary neoliberal food systems bingeing is increasingly normalised and consumption temporally disorganised. At the same time, neoliberal public health policy, and the wider ‘health’ entertainment media it legitimates, focuses on the promotion of ‘correct’ forms of consumer agency. Individuals who fail to manage consumption ‘appropriately...



Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:00:00 +0100

Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0100

Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

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Imagine What It Would Be Like to Spend the Day...

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Learn what a day in the life is like for someone with bulimia nervosa in this fictional account of bingeing, purging and obsessing about food. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



You Don't Have to 'Binge and Purge' To Be...

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Bulimia nervosa (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



These Five Simple Questions May Indicate You...

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The simple five-question SCOFF Questionnaire can identify people who may have anorexia or bulimia, priming them to reach out for professional help. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



‘The Skinny,’ About Bulimia, to Debut at Sundance

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:32:29 +0100

This comedic web series from Jessie Kahnweiler is about a feminist YouTube star who struggles with bulimia. (Source: NYT Health)



Trait and State Craving as Indicators of Validity of VR-based Software for Binge Eating Treatment.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:05:02 +0100

Authors: Pla-Sanjuanelo J, Ferrer-Garcia M, Gutiérrez-Maldonado J, Vilalta-Abella F, Andreu-Gracia A, Dakanalis A, Fernandez-Aranda F, Fusté-Escolano A, Ribas-Sabaté J, Riva G, Saldaña C, Sánchez I Abstract The aim of this study was to establish whether virtual reality (VR) exposure to food cues is able to produce craving levels consistent with state-craving and trait-craving as assessed by the Spanish and Italian versions of the State and Trait Food Craving Questionnaires (FCQ-T/S). The results were compared in 40 patients with eating disorders (17 with binge eating disorder, 23 with bulimia nervosa) and 78 healthy control subjects without eating disorders. Controls and patients with higher levels of trait-craving and state-craving both showed a greater desire to eat during V...

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External Eating as a Predictor of Cue-reactivity to Food-related Virtual Environments.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:05:02 +0100

The objective of this study was to assess the association between external eating style and food craving experienced during exposure to food cues in virtual reality (VR) environments in both clinical and non-clinical samples. According to the externality theory, people with external eating experience higher reactivity when exposed to food cues, which in turn increases the probability of overeating. Forty patients with eating disorders (23 with bulimia nervosa and 17 with binge eating disorder) and 78 undergraduate students were exposed to 10 different food cues in four VR environments (kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and café). After 30 seconds of exposure to each VR environment, food craving was assessed using a visual analog scale. External, emotional and restrictive eating styles were a...



Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa Subtypes: How do they Compare?

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:04:46 +0100

This study aimed to characterize ARFID patients presenting for inpatient medical stabilization when compared to AN-restricting subtype (AN-R) and AN binge/purge subtype (AN-BP) patients. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)



Mel Wells: My glamorous life as a soapstar hid my battles with bulimia

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:01:00 +0100

FOR MOST actresses, getting ready for a red carpet event is something to look forward to. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



2016 update on eating disorders in athletes: A comprehensive narrative review with a focus on clinical assessment and management.

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:00:03 +0100

Authors: Joy E, Kussman A, Nattiv A Abstract Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, can have devastating effects on both the health and performance of athletes. Compared to non-athletes, both female and male athletes are at higher risk of developing an eating disorder. This is especially true for athletes participating in sports where low body weight or leanness confers a competitive advantage. Screening for disordered eating behaviours, eating disorders and for related health consequences should be a standard component of preparticipation examinations, and team physicians should be knowledgeable of the updated diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V. Athletes with eating disorders should undergo thorough evaluati...



2016 update on eating disorders in athletes: A comprehensive narrative review with a focus on clinical assessment and management

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, can have devastating effects on both the health and performance of athletes. Compared to non-athletes, both female and male athletes are at higher risk of developing an eating disorder. This is especially true for athletes participating in sports where low body weight or leanness confers a competitive advantage. Screening for disordered eating behaviours, eating disorders and for related health consequences should be a standard component of preparticipation examinations, and team physicians should be knowledgeable of the updated diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V. Athletes with eating disorders should undergo thorough evaluation and treatment by an experienced multidisciplinary ...

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Bulimia and the Dangers of the Instagram Teatox...

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The search for (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between eating disorders and bone density

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Abstract This meta-analysis investigates the effect of an eating disorder on bone mineral density in two eating disorder subtypes. Following conflicting findings in previous literature, this study finds that not only anorexia nervosa, but also bulimia nervosa has a detrimental effect on BMD. Key predictors of this relationship are discussed. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates bone mineral density (BMD) in individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) in comparison to healthy controls (HCs). AN has been associated with low BMD and a risk of fractures and mixed results have been obtained for the relationship between BN and BMD. Deciphering the effect these two ED subtypes on BMD will determine the effect of low body weight (a characteristic of AN...



Use of Denosumab in a Patient with Chronic Anorexia Nervosa and Osteoporosis

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:45:46 +0100

We read with interest the review of medical complication of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia by Westmoreland at al in The American Journal of Medicine.1 The experiences listed are similar to those encountered in our inpatient unit, which combines medical and psychiatric management in a single site. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)



Anorexic given just 48 hours to live makes remarkable recovery

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:21:21 +0100

Gemma Walker, 22, from the Gold Coast, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia aged 14. She has shared her shocking photographs to inspire other people with eating disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Bone mineral density, osteoporosis, and fractures among people with eating disorders: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

ConclusionPeople with AN have reduced BMD, increased odds of osteoporosis and risk of fractures. Proactive monitoring and interventions are required to ameliorate bone loss in AN. (Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica)

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At the core of eating disorders: Overvaluation, social rank, self-criticism and shame in anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

This study examined the similarities and differences in eating psychopathology symptoms, overvaluation of body shape, weight and eating, general psychopathology, social comparison, self-criticism and shame, between AN, BN and BED patients. Also, the mediator effect of self-criticism and social comparison on the association between overvaluation and shame, was tested.Participants were 119 patients (34 AN, 34 BN and 51 BED) diagnosed through the Eating Disorder Examination.Results indicated that BED patients are older and present higher BMI. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)



Prevalence, incidence, and natural course of anorexia and bulimia nervosa among adolescents and young adults

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Abstract We aimed to assess the prevalence, incidence, age-of-onset and diagnostic stability of threshold and subthreshold anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) in the community. Data come from a prospective-longitudinal community study of 3021 subjects aged 14–24 at baseline, who were followed up at three assessment waves over 10 years. Eating disorder (ED) symptomatology was assessed with the DSM-IV/M-CIDI at each wave. Diagnostic stability was defined as the proportion of individuals still affected with at least symptomatic eating disorders (EDs) at follow-ups. Baseline lifetime prevalence for any threshold ED were 2.9 % among females and 0.1 % among males. For any subthreshold ED lifetime prevalence were 2.2 % for females and 0.7 % for males. Symptomatic expres...



Eating disorders and eating pathology in young adult and adult patients with ESSENCE

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Little is known about the prevalence and incidence of traditional eating disorders (ED, e.g., anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa) and binge eating disorder (BED) in individuals with childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of ED and eating pathology in young adults and adults with ADHD and/or ASD, and to investigate the relationship between ED and associated symptoms, on the one hand, and other psychiatric disorders, intelligence, and BMI, on the other hand, in this population. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)



Altered White Matter Microstructure in Adolescents and Adults with Bulimia Nervosa

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Authors: Xiaofu He, Mihaela Stefan, Kate Terranova, Joanna Steinglass & Rachel Marsh Keywords: (Source: Neuropsychopharmacology)



Disentangling the Association Between Child Abuse and Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0100

Conclusions: BN and BED are associated with childhood abuse, whereas AN shows mixed results. Individuals with similar trauma should be monitored for early recognition of EDs. Trial Registration: The protocol was registered in PROSPERO (an international prospective register of systematic reviews) with the reference number CRD42014007360. (Source: Psychosomatic Medicine)

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Prevalence of and attitudes toward eating disorders among female nurses

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0100

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of and attitudes toward eating disorders among female nurses. Participants and methods: Female nurses who were under training in Alamal Psychiatric Complex Medina constituted the participants of the study. Nurses were differentiated into two groups: group A, with BMI below 20, and group B with BMI equal to or above 20. Group A and group B were subjected to a two-stage epidemiological study. In the first stage, Eating Attitude Test 26 (EAT 26) and Bulimic Investigatory Test Edinburgh were used. In the second stage, Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-IV (SCID) was administered on nurses who had a score above the cutoff points. Results: Anorexia nervosa was not diagnosed in any nurse (0%). Twelve (3.2%) nurses were diagnos...



Mortality in eating disorders ‐ results of a large prospective clinical longitudinal study

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

DiscussionMortality in AN is excessive and considerably higher than in BN, BED, and ED‐NOS. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2015). (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)



Executive Functioning and Visuospatial Abilities in Bulimia Nervosa with or without a Previous History of Anorexia Nervosa

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:06:02 +0100

DiscussionOur findings support the idea that cognitive abilities in patients with BN are more impaired in the presence of a prior history of AN. The clinical and treatment implications of our findings should be explored in future studies. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. (Source: European Eating Disorders Review)



Obstetric and gynecologic problems associated with eating disorders

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

This article summarizes the literature on obstetric and gynecologic complications associated with eating disorders. MethodWe performed a comprehensive search of the current literature on obstetric and gynecologic complications associated with eating disorders using PubMed. More recent randomized‐controlled trials and larger data sets received priority. We also chose those that we felt would be the most relevant to providers. ResultsCommon obstetric and gynecologic complications for women with eating disorders include infertility, unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, poor nutrition during pregnancy, having a baby with small head circumference, postpartum depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction and complications in the treatment for gynecologic cancers. There are also unique associations b...



Hannah Hindmarsh battled obesity and bulimia beating both to become a bodybuilder

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:09:37 +0100

Hannah Hindmarsh, 26, from Bishops Waltham, Southampton, was 15st 7lb when she went on a diet that spiralled into an eating disorder. She is now a healthy 9st 3lb and 'strong' rather than 'thin'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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The association between interpersonal problems and treatment outcome in the eating disorders: A systematic review.

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:20:04 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: Individuals with a binge/purge-type of eating disorder may be particularly vulnerable to interpersonal issues and these issues may lead to poorer treatment recovery by reducing the individual's ability to engage in the treatment process on a functional level. The clinical and research implications are discussed. PMID: 25768663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry)



Eating Disorder Inventory-3, validation in Swedish patients with eating disorders, psychiatric outpatients and a normal control sample.

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:20:04 +0100

Conclusions/clinical implications: The EDI-3 is valid for use with Swedish patients as a clinical assessment tool for the treatment planning and evaluation of patients with eating-related problems. However, it still exist some uncertainty regarding its use as a screening tool. PMID: 25434459 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry)



Book Review: Body of Truth

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 19:34:25 +0100

My friend’s husband once said I’d be a great catch if I would just “lose a little more weight.” I was surprised by his comment, particularly since he carries around a spare tire and since I am healthy (and happy) in size. Unfortunately, he, like many others, believes that being a stick is a pre-requisite to being a “great catch.” Now, after reading Harriet Brown’s Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight — and What We Can Do about It, I want us all to eradicate this kind of bizarre commentary and judgment. Body of Truth is hard to describe in a nutshell. At its best, the book reads like a well-researched editorial in a respected medical journal. It’s loaded with case studies, commentary, and stories from medical professionals and av...



Size at birth and preterm birth in women with lifetime eating disorders: a prospective population‐based study

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsMaternal anorexia nervosa (both active and past) is associated with lower size at birth and symmetric growth restriction, with evidence of worse outcomes in women with active disorder. Women with anorexia nervosa should be advised about achieving full recovery before conceiving. Similarly, targeting smoking in pregnancy might improve fetal outcomes. Tweetable abstractAnorexia nervosa predicts small size at birth, small‐for‐gestational‐age and symmetric growth restriction. (Source: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)



Size at birth and preterm birth in women with lifetime eating disorders: a prospective population-based study.

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: Maternal anorexia nervosa (both active and past) is associated with lower size at birth and symmetric growth restriction, with evidence of worse outcomes in women with active disorder. Women with anorexia nervosa should be advised about achieving full recovery before conceiving. Similarly, targeting smoking in pregnancy might improve fetal outcomes. TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Anorexia nervosa predicts small size at birth, small-for-gestational-age and symmetric growth restriction. PMID: 26697807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

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Predictors and moderators of treatment outcome in a randomized clinical trial for adults with symptoms of bulimia nervosa.

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions: This study identified 3 nonspecific predictors of outcome (i.e., dietary restraint, weight and shape concern, and depression) and 2 moderators (i.e., affective lability and stimulus seeking). All moderator effects emerged at FU rather than at EOT, suggesting that the moderating effects of treatment were not immediately apparent. These results suggest that individuals with higher affective lability and stimulus seeking may benefit more from treatment with a greater focus on affective states and self-regulation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)



The perception of relations in the family of origin of patients with eating disorders and the perception of relations in families of origin of their parents.

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:41:55 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: No specific correlations were found between the perception of the transgenerational experience of parents and evaluation of current relations in the nuclear family of their children with eating disorders. The results in the group with eating disorders suggest that the relations between parents and daughters are more intense than marital relations. PMID: 26488349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatria Polska)



Parotid salivary parameters in bulimic patients - a controlled clinical trial.

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:41:55 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: Erosive-abrasive tooth surface loss seems to be a significant diagnostic tool of bulimia nervosa. The presence of pathological changes in teeth structure indicates the loss of protective properties of saliva, which is proved by pH value and concentration of buffer ions. It is advisable to monitor salivary parameters, such as salivary flow rate, pH and the concentration of buffer ions in long-term treatment with SI-5-HT drugs in case of patients with purging-type bulimia. There is also a need for regular dental check-ups of the oral cavity tissues. PMID: 26488347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatria Polska)



Religion orientations and eating disorders.

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:40:07 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: Higher extrinsic religiousness was associated with the presence of ED, whereas intrinsic religiousness may represent a protective factor. PMID: 25000890 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Rivista di Psichiatria)



Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusion There are a lot of studies that show evidence of comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders. However, further research is needed on assessment and treatment when these conditions co-exist, as well as study into the biopsychological aspects to determine the comorbid aetiology. (Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental)

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Smoking status and psychosocial factors in binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

DISCUSSION: In this non-clinical group of community volunteers, we found that smoking history or status was not associated with eating disorder psychopathology in participants classified with BED and BN but was significantly associated with depressive symptoms in participants with BED. PMID: 26741260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Eating Behaviors)



Comparing cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders integrated with behavioural weight loss therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy-enhanced alone in overweight or obese people with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Background: Around 40 % of individuals with eating disorders of recurrent binge eating, namely bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, are obese. In contrast to binge eating disorder, currently there is no evidence base for weight management or weight loss psychological therapies in the treatment of bulimia nervosa despite their efficacy in binge eating disorder. Thus, a manualised therapy called HAPIFED (Healthy APproach to weIght management and Food in Eating Disorders) has been developed. HAPIFED integrates the leading evidence-based psychological therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy-enhanced (CBT-E) and behavioural weight loss treatment (BWLT) for binge eating disorder and obesity respectively. The aim of the present study is to detail the protocol for a randomised controlled t...



Three decades of eating disorders in Dutch primary care: decreasing incidence of bulimia nervosa but not of anorexia nervosa.

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: The incidence rate of BN decreased significantly over the past three decades, while the overall incidence rate of AN remained stable. PMID: 26671456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychological Medicine)



Restrictive Eating: Associated with Suicide Attempts, but not Acquired Capability in Residential Patients with Eating Disorders

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) have a markedly elevated risk for fatal suicide attempts compared to both the general population and those with other eating disorders (Preti et al., 2011). Additionally, the non-fatal suicide attempts of individuals with AN are characterized by greater intent and lethality than those made by individuals with other mental disorders, including bulimia nervosa (BN; Guillaume et al., 2011). The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (Joiner, 2005; VanOrden et al., 2010) is one theoretical model that may explain why people with AN are at greater risk for suicide even compared to those with other eating disorders. (Source: Psychiatry Research)



Biomarkers of Eating Disorders Using Support Vector Machine Analysis of Structural Neuroimaging Data: Preliminary Results.

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:48:03 +0100

Authors: Cerasa A, Castiglioni I, Salvatore C, Funaro A, Martino I, Alfano S, Donzuso G, Perrotta P, Gioia MC, Gilardi MC, Quattrone A Abstract Presently, there are no valid biomarkers to identify individuals with eating disorders (ED). The aim of this work was to assess the feasibility of a machine learning method for extracting reliable neuroimaging features allowing individual categorization of patients with ED. Support Vector Machine (SVM) technique, combined with a pattern recognition method, was employed utilizing structural magnetic resonance images. Seventeen females with ED (six with diagnosis of anorexia nervosa and 11 with bulimia nervosa) were compared against 17 body mass index-matched healthy controls (HC). Machine learning allowed individual diagnosis of ED versus HC...

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Coping With Relapses in Bulimia Recovery

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Relapses are discouraging, but are a normal part of the recovery process. They offer the opportunity for both learning and strengthening recovery. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



Food, the Holidays & the Truth about Eating Disorders

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:27:03 +0100

Think about your favorite holiday food. Maybe pecan pie, maybe roast beef, maybe stuffing, maybe sugar cookies. Let’s say you are hungry. Think about eating that food right now. Do you feel excitement? Pleasure? Anxiety? Internal conflict? Guilt? Are you thinking about the calories? The grams of fat? Carbs? Whether you exercised enough today and are allowed to eat it? If you ate this food, how long would your feelings about it last? Would you feel guilt all day? Would the anxiety about eating it linger and affect your mood? Would you feel fat or uncomfortable in your own skin? Think about your friends or family members. Do they seem calm and at ease when they eat? Are they flexible and able to be spontaneous about food? Do you feel a vibe of anxiety when you are eating together? If you...



Eating disorders in a multi-ethnic inner-city UK sample: prevalence, comorbidity and service use

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions ED are common, the comorbidity of ED was in line with previous studies and no ethnic differences were identified. Although PD is not a full diagnosis in DSM-5, we found some evidence of high comorbidity with other disorders, that needs to be replicated using larger samples. Service use was low across ED diagnoses, despite high levels of comorbidity. (Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology)



Medication and psychotherapy in eating disorders: is there a gap between research and practice?

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions Findings are considered in light of use of evidence-based treatment for EDs, calls for greater dissemination of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); indications that much may be poor quality; and the importance of what treatments to offer those who are chronically and severely ill. Development of theory and novel treatments is considered a priority. (Source: Journal of Eating Disorders)



Focused vs. Broad enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa with comorbid borderline personality: A randomized controlled trial

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100

This study supports the utility of CBT‐E for patients with BN and complex comorbidity. CBT‐Ef appears to be more efficacious for patients with relatively less severe BPD symptoms, whereas CBT‐Eb appears to be more efficacious for patients with more severe BPD symptoms. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2015;). (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)

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Pain of growing up with a size 8 mum when you’re size 14 revealed

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:19:06 +0100

Daisy Buchanan, 30, was always jealous of her mother's figure. Anne, 56, is a size eight whereas Daisy has been a size 14 from age 12. As a teenager Daisy developed bulimia because of this. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Immunomodulatory effects of fluoxetine. A new potential pharmacological action for a classic antidepressant drug?

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 28 November 2015 Source:Pharmacological Research Author(s): María Emilia Di Rosso, María Laura Palumbo, Ana María Genaro Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are frequently used antidepressants. In particular, fluoxetine is usually chosen for the treatment of the symptoms of depression, obsessive–compulsive, panic attack and bulimia nervosa . Antidepressant therapy has been associated with immune dysfunction. However, there is contradictory evidence about the effect of fluoxetine on the immune system. Experimental findings indicate that lymphocytes express the serotonin transporter. Moreover it has been shown that fluoxetine is able to modulate the immune function through a serotonin-dependent pathway and through a novel independent mechanism...



Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:00:00 +0100

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bullying, Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Biomarkers of nutrition and stress in pregnant women with a history of eating disorders in relation to head circumference and neurocognitive function of the offspring

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Conclusions: Low maternal serum ferritin in women with previous anorexia nervosa may be of importance for impaired memory capacity in the offspring at five years of age. Our results also indicate that thyroxin levels in pregnant women with previous eating disorders are positively associated with fetal head growth. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)



Eating disorder examination: Factor structure and norms in a clinical female pediatric eating disorder sample

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100

DiscussionThe findings support dimensions of restraint, eating concern, weight concern, and shape concern in a clinical pediatric sample. This supports the factorial validity of the EDE, and the norms may assist clinicians to evaluate symptoms in females under 18 years. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2015) (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)

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Social skills: a factor of protection against eating disorders in adolescentes

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:28:22 +0100

Resumo O objetivo desse estudo foi revisar a literatura a cerca da relação entre transtornos alimentares e habilidades sociais em adolescentes. Pesquisou-se as bases de dados Medline, SciELO e Lilacs, cruzando os descritores “transtornos alimentares”, “anorexia nervosa”, “bulimia nervosa” e “comportamento alimentar”, com os descritores “psicologia social” e “isolamento social”, e com as palavras chave “competência social”, “habilidade social” e “relação interpessoal”. Incluiu-se estudos com adolescentes, nos idiomas português, inglês e espanhol, e publicações realizadas entre os anos de 2007 a 2012. A busca resultou em 63 artigos, sendo incluídos 50 nesta revisão. A maioria dos estudos foi conduzido no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos. Do total, 43...



How 'The Sopranos' Execs Helped Jamie-Lynn Sigler Realize She Had An Eating Disorder

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:28:46 +0100

It's been 10 years since Jamie-Lynn Sigler went public with her painful history of exercise bulimia, but in a Monday conversation with HuffPost Live, the actress reflected further on that trying time, sharing that the staff of her HBO series "The Sopranos" were instrumental in bringing the disorder to her attention. "'The Sopranos' was a big thing, because they had asked me to put on weight," she recounted. "They were concerned, I think, for my health, but [also], they just didn't feel I was the picture of a girl that lived in an Italian household that ate pasta all the time, so they were big catalysts in me taking a step back and realizing the issue." Sigler starred as Meadow Soprano on the critically-acclaimed series from ages 17 to 26. During that period, the actress' eating d...



[psychenet - The Hamburg Network for Mental Health].

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:26:02 +0100

Authors: Härter M, Brandes A, Hillebrandt B, Lambert M Abstract With the research and development project psychenet: the Hamburg Network for Mental Health (2011 - 2015), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research contributes to strengthening healthcare regions in Germany by establishing new transsectoral cooperations and implementing evaluated innovations. More than 300 partners from research, health care, health industry and government in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg are promoting innovative measures to improve the detection, diagnosis, and treatment for mental disorders. The main objective is to implement integrated healthcare networks based on evidence for effective treatment methods, deriving from high-quality research throughout five indications such as psyc...



[Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Health Care Network Anorexia and Bulimia nervosa].

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:26:02 +0100

Authors: Weigel A, Gumz A, Kästner D, Romer G, Wegscheider K, Löwe B Abstract The "Health care network anorexia and bulimia nervosa", a subproject of psychenet - the Hamburg network for mental health - aims to decrease the incidence of eating disorders as well as the risk for chronic illness courses. One focal project, therefore, evaluates a school-based prevention manual in a randomized controlled trial. The other one examines the impact of a systemic public health intervention on early treatment initiation in anorexia nervosa. The present article provides an overview about study design and interventions in both focal projects as well as preliminary results. PMID: 26135276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatrische Praxis)