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Binge eating could be a brain disorder

Immune cells that may cause people to gorge on high-fat foods have been identified by University of California, San Francisco, researchers after trials using an experimental drug on mice.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Meghan Gilbert, 21, from Dallas, Texas, saw her weight balloon to 200lbs after she developed a binge-eating disorder that spiralled out of control but now is proud to show off her 'strong' 137lbs frame.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract Food-related attentional biases have been identified as maintaining factors in binge eating disorder (BED) as they can trigger a binge episode. Bias modification training may reduce symptoms, as it has been shown to be successful in other appetitive disorders. The aim of this study was to assess and modify food-related biases in BED. It was tested whether biases could be increased and decreased by means of a modified dot-probe paradigm, how long such bias modification persisted, and whether this affected subjective food craving. Participants were randomly assigned to a bias enhancement (attend to food sti...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Behav Ther Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction Anecdotal evidence suggests that parents protect their children from food insecurity and its effects, but few studies have concurrently assessed food insecurity among youth and parents. The purpose of this study was to examine food insecurity and eating behaviors among an urban sample of mother –adolescent dyads.Methods Mother –adolescent dyads (n = 55) were from six public housing sites in Phoenix, Arizona who completed surveys during 2014. Multivariate mixed linear and logistic regression models assessed the relationship between mother and adolescent eating behaviors in the ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This study was supported by Shire Development LLC, manufacturer of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanase).To read more about this topic, see thePsychiatric News articles “FDA Approves First Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder” and “New DSM Guide Describes Changes to Eating, Elimination, Sleep Disorders Criteria. ”mgtrott/iStockWant to Learn About Reimbursement for Psychiatric Collaborative Care Services?APA is presenting a free webinar on Thursday, July 13, from noon to 1 p.m. that explains how to get paid for collaborative care services. This past January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services authorized ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: binge eating disorder lisdexamfetamine maintenance therapy relapse Vyvanase Source Type: research
This study examines night eating syndrome (NES) among veterans seeking weight management treatment, and relationships between NES and weight, insomnia, disordered eating, and psychological variables. The sample consisted of 110 veterans referred to a weight management program at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. More than one out of ten veterans screened positive for NES, and one-third screened positive for insomnia. Most individuals screening positive for NES also screened positive for insomnia. Night eating was associated with higher BMI, and with higher scores on measures of binge eating, emotional overeating, and eatin...
Source: Appetite - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the maintenance of efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate vs placebo after withdrawal in binge-eating disorder.
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
, Gutierrez-Maldonado J Abstract Eating behavior style (emotional, restrictive, or external) has been proposed as an explanation for the differences in response to food-related cues between people who overeat and those who do not, and has been also considered a target for the treatment of eating disorders (EDs) characterized by lack of control over eating and weight-related (overweight/obesity) conditions. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between eating behavior style and psychophysiological responses (self-reported food craving and anxiety) to food-related virtual reality (VR) environments in...
Source: Appetite - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
You're reading 5 Steps to Change a Habit for a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. [caption id="attachment_50550" align="aligncenter" width="606"] Healthy habits make us happier! Here's how you can make the right changes, today.[/caption] We all know what it’s like to be a creature of habit. Even if it's subconsciously so, we surely take comfort out of the little rituals we habitually do; Netflix before bedtime; double espresso on our way t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured free ebook happiness health and fitness productivity tips self confidence self improvement success 10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way) 10 tips for success 5 Proven Ways That Being Healt Source Type: blogs
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts of purging to avoid weight gain. The findings further define specific brain mechanisms involved in eating disorders and could help lead to new treatment therapies.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We examined whether prominent risk factors (i.e., appearance pressures, thin-ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction, dietary restraint) specified in well-established etiologic models of eating disorders moderate negative urgency-binge eating associations. Further, we investigated whether phenotypic moderation effects were due to genetic and/or environmental associations between negative urgency and binge eating. Participants were 988 female twins aged 11 –25 years from the Michigan State University Twin Registry. Appearance pressures, thin-ideal internalization, and body dissatisfaction, but not dietary restrain...
Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
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