Addiction and the “ Why Can ’ t They Stop? ” Enigma
Why can’t they stop? This is perhaps the most elusive question posed when it comes to addiction. The answer is just as elusive — fleeting, incomprehensible, and illusory, like a ghost amidst shadows in the night. When we ask the question, we are baffled as to why those addicted to particular substances or behaviors continue to use or engage — regardless of the negative physical, psychological, and social effects. We cannot seem to intricately understand why some people decide to walk right off the cantilever of life — falling into a seemingly inescapable abyss. The question is definitely not an easy...
Source: Psych Central - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wycliff Matanda, MA Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Binge Eating Eating Disorders Grief and Loss Health Insurance Loneliness Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcohol Abuse Coping Skills Self Medication Source Type: news
How a binge eater lost 100 pounds by ditching carbs
A woman suffering from a binge eating disorder credits the low carb, high fat ketogenic diet with helping her recover. She's also lost 100 pounds in just over two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Tips to avoid binge eating on Halloween
Experts offer some advice to help you control the urge to binge when temptation lurks at every corner (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
When Ruminating Becomes a Problem
Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you. “We are evolutionarily wired to obsess,” according to psychiatrist Britton Arey, M.D. We are wired to se...
Source: Psych Central - September 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders Distressing Thoughts Mindfulness Negative Thinki Source Type: news
One day of binge eating may increase the risk of diabetes
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers from Loughborough University believe their findings highlight the importance of being conscious of what we eat, particularly while on holiday or celebrating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eating disorders and suicidality: what we know, what we don't know, and suggestions for future research - Smith AR, Zuromski KL, Dodd DR.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), and suicidal behavior is elevated in bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) relative to the general population. This paper reviews the suicidality lite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone
I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Though I won’t go into much detail in this article, note that there will be a few spoilers ahead. You should also note that To the Bone contains potential triggers — as do the heated responses to it on the social media. So check in with yourself regularly, as I ended up needing to do, if you decide to watch the film and participate in those debates afterwards. To the Bone ...
Source: Psych Central - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Healthy Living Treatment Food Addiction Inaccurate Portrayals media Movies Netlfix Personal Growth recovery To the Bone Source Type: news
Book Review: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook
Our society continues to be obsessed with body image and body shaming. Young girls and boys are placed at a disadvantage if they feel they do not measure up, and often feel they have to conform to societies “ideal” body shape. Authors Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb write that their book, 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder can be useful for anyone who has self-defeating or destructive food- or weight-related behaviors. Readers do not need to have a formal eating disorder diagnosis to benefit from the workbook. “Everyone’s journey of healing and recovery is unique,” write Co...
Source: Psych Central - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paula Lopez Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders Self-Help Source Type: news
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Has Early Benefit in Binge Eating
Improvements in efficacy measures as early as week one favoring lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Face-to-face therapy best to treat binge eating disorder
(Reuters Health) - - People should opt for face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy if they're looking for the fastest way to address their binge eating disorder, suggests a new study from Germany. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?
FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 -- You don't have to have an eating disorder, like binge eating, to have an overeating habit. When stress, anxiety or even boredom -- rather than hunger -- cause you to eat (and eat and eat), you might be experiencing emotional... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Obese Dallas student shed nearly THIRD of her body weight
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Brain responds differently to food rewards in bulimia nervosa
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news
As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Yo-yo dieter from Hull finally sculpts body of his dreams
EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Lowe, 26, from Hull, has sculpted his dream body after years of 'awful' binge eating and gruelling gym workouts. After gaining 6 stone last year, he is now in better shape than ever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions
(Boston University Medical Center) Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study.Dysfunction of the gene, casein kinase1-epsilon (CSNK1E), increases opioid's euphoric response and produces a marked increase in sensitivity to binge eating in a female experimental model but not in the male. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Alcohol abuse and binge eating: How your partner's infidelity could harm YOUR health
ALCOHOL abuse and binge eating are two of the unhealthy side-effects of being cheated on, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
To The Person In Eating Disorder Recovery Who Is Struggling To Accept Body Changes
Your recovery from an eating disorder has been going strong. Perhaps you’ve been making strides in facing “fear foods,” are opening up in therapy, and learning how to use new coping strategies. Then, for some reason or another, you find out your current weight, which often causes “the eating disorder self” to start freaking out. Suddenly, you may find yourself faced with loud “eating disorder thoughts” and a desire to go back to your disordered behaviors. For some people with eating disorders, recovery can bring about body changes. Not everyone’s eating disorder causes weight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Novel Drug Shows Promise for Binge Eating Disorder Novel Drug Shows Promise for Binge Eating Disorder
Novel agent significantly reduced episodes of binge eating compared to placebo, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Stress in late pregnancy may fuel binge eating in female offspring
Mouse study shows that prenatal stress in late gestation increases chance of binge eating in female offspring and coincides with epigenetic brain changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news
Optic probes shed light on binge-eating
Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news
Optic probes shed light on binge eating
Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. " What was most remarkable was the rapidity with which the mice began to eat, ” said the researcher. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news
Rapid binge-like eating and body weight gain driven by zona incerta GABA neuron activation
The neuronal substrate for binge eating, which can at times lead to obesity, is not clear. We find that optogenetic stimulation of mouse zona incerta (ZI) -aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons or their axonal projections to paraventricular thalamus (PVT) excitatory neurons immediately (in 2 to 3 seconds) evoked binge-like eating. Minimal intermittent stimulation led to body weight gain; ZI GABA neuron ablation reduced weight. ZI stimulation generated 35% of normal 24-hour food intake in just 10 minutes. The ZI cells were excited by food deprivation and the gut hunger signal ghrelin. In contrast, stimulation of excitatory axons...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, X., van den Pol, A. N. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news
You Don’t Have To Try To 'Get Your Body Back'
There’s a pervasive cultural myth that as women, we should be “trying to get our bodies back.” As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in helping individuals with body-image issues, I am particularly passionate about raising awareness about the myths that we are told around our bodies. Whether it’s post-baby, post-college, or any other life stage, we are sold two major lies by the diet and beauty industry, surrounding this notion of trying to “get your body back.” Myth # 1: Our bodies are meant to stay the same over time. There’s a societal belief th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Warning Signs That Your Teen Could Be Struggling With An Eating Disorder
As parents, it can be difficult to tell what is really behind your teen’s recent desire to lose weight, newfound interest in “healthy” eating, or preoccupation with food. As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in helping teens and adults with eating disorders and body image issues, I am passionate about raising awareness surrounding the warning signs that could indicate that someone is struggling with an eating disorder. There is no guidebook for how to tell if your child is secretly struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders often thrive...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating
(Center for BrainHealth) A new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas are the first to propose a quantitative model for drug addiction research. The model focuses on craving: the intense, urgent feeling of needing or wanting drugs. Their ongoing research and subsequent findings have the potential to open a new frontier of alcohol and substance abuse treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Book Review: Weight, Diet & Body Image
When is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. Because food is such a prevalent part of our culture and it’s rare to have any kind of event where food is not served, it’s no surprise that this has become a problem – and even an addiction – for many people. And what makes it more of a challenge is that it’s an acceptable addiction. If someone has four pieces of pizza at lunch, it’s something people might laugh at or relate to but if somebody has four shots of alcohol during the d...
Source: Psych Central - April 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Book Reviews Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Psychology Weight Loss Body Image edward abramson healthy eating Obesity weight management Source Type: news
When Advice Crosses the Line
During the process of my son’s recovery from his eating disorder I have received advice from many places. More often than not this advice was helpful and appreciated. Many people have shared with me their tips and creative strategies for managing eating disorders in their homes and many of them I utilized in our own home. There was, of course, that “advice” from friends or family members that was really not very helpful at all. That generally wasn’t advice though. That was usually a very ill-informed statement or comment that would sometimes make me wonder whether it was intended to be helpful at al...
Source: Psych Central - April 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christina Leigh Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Eating Disorders Family Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment dietary needs Family therapy Grief Healthcare Providers Malnutrition Support Group Support Groups unsolicited advice Source Type: news
It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia
18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They b...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Pinzón Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Anorexia Nervosa Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa compulsive pic Source Type: news
The core symptoms of bulimia nervosa, anxiety, and depression: a network analysis - Levinson CA, Zerwas S, Calebs B, Forbush K, Kordy H, Watson H, Hofmeier S, Levine M, Crosby RD, Peat C, Runfola CD, Zimmer B, Moesner M, Marcus MD, Bulik CM.
Bulimia nervosa (BN) is characterized by symptoms of binge eating and compensatory behavior, and overevaluation of weight and shape, which often co-occur with symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, there is little research identifying which specific ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
Three in ten people with eating disorders let down by GPs
At least 725,000 people in the UK suffer from disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Half of patients said the care they received from GPs was 'poor' or 'very poor'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations. Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eating disorders in women more common during midlife than expected
Eating disorders do not just affect adolescents and young adults, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Hospital admissions for eating disorders rise 8% in a year Call for better care for men with eating disorders Eating disorders cost UK around £15bn per year Binge-eating associated with lifelong mental and physical problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Eating disorders in middle-aged women 'common'
Conclusion This well-designed cross-sectional analysis used data from an existing longitudinal study to investigate the prevalence of eating disorders in middle-aged women and see what childhood, parenting and personality risk factors were associated with the onset of an eating disorder. The research found that more than 1 in 10 middle aged women experience some form of eating disorder in their lifetime. It found that all potentially harmful childhood life events such as child sexual abuse, death of a carer and parental divorce, were associated with the onset of eating disorders. An association with traumatic life eve...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Food/diet Source Type: news
Shock research shows almost one in 25 middle-aged women suffer from an eating disorder
ANOREXIA, bulimia and binge-eating affect more middle-aged women than expected with almost one in 25 suffering from an eating disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sunovion reports results from Phase II/III (SEP360-221) study of dasotraline to treat BED
US-based biopharmaceutical company Sunovion has reported results from its Phase II/III (SEP360-221) study of dasotraline to treat moderate-to-severe binge eating disorder (BED). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News, News & Opinion Source Type: news
From fat child to six packed hunk and he’s a singer too
A MUSCLE man overcame childhood obesity and a binge-eating disorder to craft the perfect physique. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors
This article was previously published in Recovery Today Magazine. To subscribe to this free online app, click here: www.recoverytodaymagazine.com Andrea Wachter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Getting Over Overeating for Teens. She is also co-author of The Don't Diet, Live-It Workbook and Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell. Andrea is an inspirational counselor, author and speaker who uses professional expertise, humor and personal recovery to help others. For more information on her books, HuffPost blogs and other services, please visit www...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Renfrew Center to open 18th eating disorder treatment site
The Renfrew Center is expanding to Pittsburgh. The new site, set to open in the spring, will be the 18th residential eating disorder facility — dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women — to be opened by the Philadelphia-based organization. The Pittsburgh center, like Renfrew’s other facilities, will specializ e in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and related mental illnesses. The services will be delivered through day treatment, intensive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news
Renfrew Center to open 18th eating disorder treatment site
The Renfrew Center is expanding to Pittsburgh. The new site, set to open in the spring, will be the 18th residential eating disorder facility — dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women — to be opened by the Philadelphia-based organization. The Pittsburgh center, like Renfrew’s other facilities, will specializ e in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and related mental illnesses. The services will be delivered through day treatment, intensive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news
How to Reduce Food Anxiety Over the Holidays
Image: AlexMaster via Adobe Stock If you're worrying about how you'll manage yourself around food over the holidays, you're not alone! This time of year is very stressful for many people even for those who don't have the added complication of a dysfunctional relationship with food! It's a busy time, with a lot going on socially. It's expensive. There are expectations. And then there are all the family dynamics. For many, it's a tricky navigation. My whole approach is very much weight neutral, and I work within a Health At Every Size (#HAES) framework. My goal is not to help people lose weight, because what I've learned o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Binge-eating bacteria extract energy from sewage
Domestic sewage contains various organic substances, mainly from toilets and kitchens. Now research shows that this ewage contains a source of energy that can be harvested by using hungry bacteria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Penn State Kicker Reminds Us Men Have Eating Disorders, Too
Eating disorders affect every race, gender and body size. It’s one very important takeaway from Penn State kicker Joey Julius’s viral Facebook post on Monday, in which he went public about his diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Julius, a popular player for the Nittany Lions, said he spent several months in treatment after being admitted May 9. “Due to my increase in not only weight but also depression and anxiety, my team physicians started to notice not only a change in my overall happiness but also my performance as a normal human being,” he wrote. “...I learned that f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New approach to block binge eating
A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that binds molecules in the brain called trace amines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news