Eating disorders: recognition and treatment

This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.
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Eating disorders (EDs) are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that can have serious consequences for health, relationships and general functioning. A recent review (Waller,  2016) suggests that cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) have consolidated their position for both bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders in adults. Some evidence suggests that the reach of CBT has been expanded to anorexia nervosa and adolescents with EDs (Pretorius et al., 2009; Dalle Grave , Calugi, Conti, Doll,&Fairburn, 2013; Fairburn et  al., 2009; 2013).
Source: Psychiatry Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Eating disorders (ED) are prevalent mental illnesses composed mainly of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Anxiety disorders are another set of mental illnesses, with phobic disorder (PD) being the most prevalent disorder. ED and PD are highly comorbid. The aim of this study is to assess, in 131 individuals attending an outpatient clinic for different health issues, the level of fear related to situations generating avoidance such as in social anxiety and specific phobias according to the fear questionnaire (FQ), the level of disgust according to the disgust scale (DS-R) and the...
Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Eat Weight Disord Source Type: research
This study aimed to provide lifetime and 12-month prevalence estimates of DSM-5 anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED) from the 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC-III).
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Archival Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggests that low-frequency prelimbic cortex stimulation in BE would be useful for correcting prefrontal hypofunction which is strongly associated with BE and addiction pathogenesis.Stereotact Funct Neurosurg
Source: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Classifying eating disorders in youth is challenging in light of developmental considerations and high rates of diagnostic migration. Understanding the transactional relationships among eating disorder symptoms, both across the transdiagnostic spectrum and within specific diagnostic categories, may clarify which core eating disorder symptoms contribute to, and maintain, eating-related psychopathology in youth. We utilized network analysis to investigate interrelationships among eating disorder symptoms in 636 treatment-seeking children and adolescents (90.3% female) ages 6–18 years (M age = 15.4 ± 2.2). An und...
Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
df;T, Castro Alija MªJ, Martín-Palmero Á Abstract Eating disorders (ED) are characterized by persistent changes in eating habits that negatively affect a person's health and psychosocial abilities. They are considered psychiatric disorders, highly variable in their presentation and severity, with a huge impact on nutrition, which conditions various therapeutic approaches within a key multidisciplinary context. A group of experts in nutrition, we decided to set up a task force adscribed to the "Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral" (SENPE), which has stated ...
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Nutr Hosp Source Type: research
Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging based brain-computer interfacing (fMRI neurofeedback) has shown encouraging outcomes in the treatment of psychiatric and behavioural disorders. However, its use in the treatment of eating disorders is very limited. Here, we give a brief overview of how to design and implement fMRI neurofeedback intervention for the treatment of eating disorders, considering the basic and essential components. We also attempt to develop potential adaptations of fMRI neurofeedback intervention for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Here’s how to take that first small step. Food addiction is real. And if you’re struggling with food addiction, know that you’re not alone — I’ve been there, too. In fact, the younger you are, the more likely it’s your struggle. From my past experience as a compulsive overeater, I suspect that many food addictions act as pacifiers for pain, fears, and anxieties, and even as ways to celebrate emotional spikes that are positive. Food seems to act as a life enhancer, while offering the illusion of short-term emotional balance. As a food addict, you’ve established neural pathways and a...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Exercise & Fitness Health-related Personal Publishers YourTango Binge Eating Compulsion Food Addiction Healthy Eating obese overeating Overweight Weight Gain Source Type: blogs
This article was adapted from a press release issued by McLean and FREED)
Source: neuropathology blog - Category: Radiology Tags: Brain Banking Source Type: blogs
Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States use the month of February to raise awareness about Eating Disorders.Generally, eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupts normal body function, and daily life activities.What causes eating disorders is not entirely clear, though a combination of psychological, genetic, social and family factors are thought to contribute to the disorder.Types of Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa ~ Essentially self-starvation, this disorder involves a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight. ...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns awareness days eating disorders Source Type: blogs
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