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 19, 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 Disorder
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) 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

Study finds new approach to block binge eating
(Boston University Medical Center) A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Epidemiology of eating disorders in Europe: prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, course, consequences, and risk factors - Keski-Rahkonen A, Mustelin L.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder - affect numerous Europeans. This narrative review summarizes European studies on their prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, course, consequences, and risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

If You've Ever Said 'You've Lost Weight!' This Is For You
Image: murza08 via Adobe Stock Dear father, mother, spouse, partner, grandma, granddad, uncle, auntie, sister, brother, son, daughter, cousin, friend, acquaintance, co-worker, person-on-the-street-I've-never-met, I am writing this because in the past, you've made comments about my body. You've wolf-whistled as I've walked in the room, or down the street. You've exclaimed 'Wow, you're looking skinny!' 'You're looking hot!' 'Have you lost weight?' 'You've lost weight!' 'Look at you! You're looking great!' 'You've managed to keep the weight off! Well done!' 'Wow, those few kilos really make a difference.' 'You're l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge-eating disorder linked to other health conditions
Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Individuals with BED had a 2.5-times increased risk of also having an endocrine disorder and a 1.9-times increased risk of having a circulatory system disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Weighing Yourself Can Sabotage Your Health
Here's an idea worth considering; the way you feel about your body impacts the way you show up in life and the way you interact with the world around you. Be honest -- when was the last time you felt good about yourself despite the number that showed up on the scale? I'm a veteran body hater. I used to allow my scale to dictate how I treated my friends, family and co-workers every single day. My mantra every morning was very similar to the witch's mantra to the magic mirror in Snow White. You know, "Mirror mirror on the wall...etc." only mine was: "Scale, scale on the floor, please tell me I'm not fat any...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidality in adolescents and adults with binge-eating disorder: results from the national comorbidity survey replication and adolescent supplement - Forrest LN, Zuromski KL, Dodd DR, Smith AR.
OBJECTIVE: The relation between binge-eating disorder (BED) and suicidality (i.e., suicide ideation, plan, and/or attempt) has not been studied extensively, and it is unknown whether BED is uniquely associated with suicidality when adjusting for comorbid p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heredity a major factor in ADHD, binge eating and alcohol dependence
It is mostly hereditary factors that lie behind adults with ADHD often developing alcohol dependence and binge eating, concludes new research. Since heredity plays such a large role, it is important that ADHD is treated at an early stage, and that measures are taken to prevent individuals developing these disorders later in life. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Want Your Teen To Have A Healthy Weight? Science Says Shut Up
Experts agree that talking about the need to diet and lose weight is one of the most unhealthy, counterproductive things a parent can do for a teen who is struggling with weight issues. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics formally endorse those findings. In order to prevent obesity and eating disorders, parents should focus less on diets and the scale and emphasize family togetherness and exercise for fitness, not weight loss. The AAP included both obesity and eating disorders in their recommendations because these often share unhealthy behaviors such as dieting, bingeing and having a diss...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Want Your Teen To Have A Healthy Weight? Science Says Shut Up
Experts agree that talking about the need to diet and lose weight is one of the most unhealthy, counterproductive things a parent can do for a teen who is struggling with weight issues. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics formally endorse those findings. In order to prevent obesity and eating disorders, parents should focus less on diets and the scale and emphasize family togetherness and exercise for fitness, not weight loss. The AAP included both obesity and eating disorders in their recommendations because these often share unhealthy behaviors such as dieting, bingeing and having a diss...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Pound for Pound
In Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs who Loved Her Back to Life, Kopp writes of her struggle with bulimia. Weaving together memories of her childhood, her father’s struggle with alcoholism and its effects on the family, and her connection to dogs, she writes about her passion for animals and how she, during her darkest struggles, would often feel comfort and feel “seen for the real me” by the shelter dogs she cared for. It is difficult to find accurate information on the prevalence of number of people who suffer from eating disorders as this struggle often goes un...
Source: Psych Central - August 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paula Lopez Tags: Book Reviews Bulimia Disorders Essays General Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Treatment Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder books about eating disorders Books on bulimia Bulimia N Source Type: news

Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior
While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers have found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Binge eating IS in the brain: Study confirms food addicts have 'numbed' pleasure center
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified circuits in the brain's pleasure center that can inhibit binging. It is the first brain scan to support theories about food addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior
(Baylor College of Medicine) While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice. Their report appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Critics of weight-loss device urge U.S. regulator to reverse approval
(Reuters) – Lotta Bosnyak takes extra time to chew the blueberries in her yogurt. Otherwise, she said, the device she credits with saving her life will not work. The tube Bosnyak is referring to has been implanted into her stomach. She turns a valve and, standing over a toilet, drains out the yogurt. The 52-year-old Delray Beach, Florida, resident was one of the 1st people to try the “AspireAssist” device four years ago in Sweden, where she is from. “It’s one of the best ways to change your relationship to food because it does require a lot of work on the patient’s part,” said...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Weight loss Aspire Bariatrics Source Type: news

Childhood trauma in obese and overweight women with food addiction and clinical-level of binge eating - Imperatori C, Innamorati M, Lamis DA, Farina B, Pompili M, Contardi A, Fabbricatore M.
Childhood trauma (CT) is considered a major risk factor for several disorders as well as for the development of eating psychopathology and adult obesity. The main aims of the present study were to assess in overweight and obese women: (i) the independent a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

YouTuber Mange tout films herself binge-eating McDonald's
Lydie, 25, a language translator from Yorkshire, has racked up thousands of hits on a 23-minute video of her scoffing burgers, fries and chicken nuggets in front of the camera. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTuber who films herself binge-eating McDonald's goes viral
Lydie, 25, a language translator from Yorkshire, has racked up thousands of hits on a 23-minute video of her scoffing burgers, fries and chicken nuggets in front of the camera. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Find Your Eating 'Off-Switch'
Image: mbaldenkova via Adobe Stock Why you can't find your off-switch People often tell me: 'I don't have an off-switch!' 'I don't know when to stop eating!' 'Once I start, I can't stop eating - it's like I have no off-switch!' or 'I've never had an off-switch' It breaks my heart to hear this. Having the experience of not being able to stop eating is incredibly disheartening. It's almost like not having control of your bowels - truly! Eating is a basic human function, and not being able to stop when you know you're no longer hungry can bring up all sorts of harsh criticisms: I'm useless I'm hopeless I'm pathetic I'm a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prospective relations between overeating, loss of control eating, binge eating, and depressive symptoms in a school-based sample of adolescents - Sinclair-McBride K, Cole DA.
A sample of 353 community adolescents (grades 9 to 12, 57.6 % female) participated in a 2-wave longitudinal study of eating behaviors (overeating, loss of control eating [LOC], and binge eating) and depression. The study addresses 4 hypotheses. (1) The pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to Stop Any Craving Right When It Hits
Whether it's a late-night slice of pizza or a sugary breakfast pastry, we all experience cravings. And they often feel impossible to ignore. While it seems like our stomachs are screaming for ice cream, our brains actually play a huge role in food cravings--which means they're not as hard to stop as we might think.1 Cravings are both mental and physical, says Michael Mantell, Ph.D., a transformational behavioral coach who specializes in obesity. "The craving begins in your mind and then in your mouth." We often link cravings to a lack of self-control, but it could simply be your body's way of asking for fuel. &qu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A joint study by Canada's York University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health examines oxytocin's role in binge eating
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A study by York University researcher Caroline Davis and her colleagues at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the first to demonstrate that variants of the Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) gene contribute to why some of us overeat or engage in episodes of binge eating. They investigated how the OXTR gene influences appetite, food preferences, food intake and personality risk traits associated with brain-reward mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teasing About Weight May Put Children At Risk Of Binge Eating Disorder
“Do you really need to be eating that?” “Slow down, I’m worried about your health.” These are just a few of the many weight- and eating-related comments a HuffPost reader named Haleigh heard from her parents. They may seem innocuous to someone who doesn’t struggle with weight or didn’t grow up being constantly criticized for their body. But these and other comments made Haleigh, who at 5’6 was a perfectly healthy 160 pounds in high school, invest in a personal trainer and the Weight Watchers diet program. The weight-based criticism also made Haleigh feel terrible about how sh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Why Can’t I Stop?
What if you had a pint of ice cream for dinner last night and spent three hours on social media? You probably wouldn’t hear any judgment at work the next day. In fact, your colleagues might nod and smile because they’ve been there. But what if you drank a fifth of vodka and gambled away your mortgage? No one’s laughing now. Instead they’re judging you. “How could you do such a thing?” they would ask. “Why didn’t you control yourself?” Any number of behaviors, whether socially acceptable — like eating and being on the internet — or not quite as acceptable, c...
Source: Psych Central - July 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Binge Eating Book Reviews Compulsive Gambling Disorders Eating Disorders General Medications Psychology Substance Abuse Treatment behavior books on addiction books on treatment Brian Odlaug Drug Addict Source Type: news

Book Review: Why Can ’ t I Stop?
What if you had a pint of ice cream for dinner last night and spent three hours on social media? You probably wouldn’t hear any judgment at work the next day. In fact, your colleagues might nod and smile because they’ve been there. But what if you drank a fifth of vodka and gambled away your mortgage? No one’s laughing now. Instead they’re judging you. “How could you do such a thing?” they would ask. “Why didn’t you control yourself?” Any number of behaviors, whether socially acceptable — like eating and being on the internet — or not quite as acceptable, c...
Source: Psych Central - July 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Binge Eating Book Reviews Compulsive Gambling Disorders Eating Disorders General Medications Psychology Substance Abuse Treatment behavior books on addiction books on treatment Brian Odlaug Drug Addict Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include end-of-life care in a spectrum of illness, dementia and blood transfusions, co-prescribing of naloxone with opioids, and treatment of binge eating disorder (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder
Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S.Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Eating Disorders, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 treatments seem to help combat binge-eating disorder
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News New research finds that people struggling with binge-eating disorder may have at least three treatment options to help them curtail their eating. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Treatments May Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder
Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder
Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

CBT, Medication Helpful for Binge Eating DisorderCBT, Medication Helpful for Binge Eating Disorder
Therapist-led cognitive-behavioral therapy, second-generation antidepressants, and lisdexamfetamine help reduce binge eating and related psychopathology, an updated review shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder
THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 -- New research finds that people struggling with binge-eating disorder -- America's most common, yet likely least-known eating disorder -- may have at least three treatment options to help them curtail their eating. People... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Childhood binge eating: Families, feeding, and feelings
In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most proximal and influential setting affecting behaviors and attitudes in children, the study reports that parental non-involvement or emotional unresponsiveness and weight-related teasing in the family are behaviors consistently associated with childhood binge eating. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news