Adolescent eating disorders predict psychiatric, high-risk behaviors and weight outcomes in young adulthood - Micali N, Solmi F, Horton NJ, Crosby RD, Eddy KT, Calzo JP, Sonneville KR, Swanson SA, Field AE.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED), including purging disorder (PD), subthreshold BN, and BED at ages 14 and 16 years, are pro... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda chimpanzees are binge eating clay
Mineral-rich clay may aid ape digestion (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Britain's fattest man Carl Thompson documentary reveals tragic final weeks
Carl Thompson, who weighed 65 stone when he died aged 33, was found dead at his flat in Dover, Kent last month after binge-eating for years following the death of his mother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unhealthy thinking about body and weight 'can start in childhood'
Conclusion This population-based prospective cohort study showed body dissatisfaction, weight and shape concern, and pressure to lose weight were all significantly higher in girls compared with boys. The study reported these concerns about body image were all significantly higher in girls compared with boys. This predicted eating disorder in girls at age 14.  This study has several strengths and limitations. One of the biggest strengths is its size. It had a large population size, which is said to be representative of the overall UK population. This allowed a clear identification of gender-specific patterns. It also...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

'Bad' genes lead teens to binge-eating
Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gene variation identified for teen binge eating
A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. The work, carried out by academics at UCL and the universities of Bristol and Queensland, hope the finding will allow a better understanding of why binge eating develops, and inform the development of future preventative strategies for teens at risk before they become overweight or obese. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Fat fish illuminate human obesity
Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Agent May Curb Binge EatingNew Agent May Curb Binge Eating
Compared with placebo, lisdexamfetamine produced greater and speedier improvement in binge eating behavior, body weight, and psychopathology of obsessive-compulsive features of BED. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 9, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Community Resources For Eating Disorders
We recommend checking out our online eating disorder resources. If you’re grappling with an eating disorder yourself, you might also consider our thriving online support group for people with eating disorders, where you’ll find a lot of helpful, supportive folks just like you. Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rm 12-105 Parklawn Building Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: 301-443-8956 Fax: 301-443-9050 http://www.samhsa.gov/ Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) 6728 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 Phone: (703) 556-9222 Fax: (703) 556-8729 Email: aed@degn...
Source: Psych Central - June 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa community resources further information real world resources Source Type: news

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight
If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and you feel stuck. To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level. Here are five common mistakes that can easily undermine your best weight loss efforts. 1. Eating pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds extreme dieting does work and does not lead to binge eating
Study by the University of Sydney found that severe dieting such as drinking meal replacement shakes does not necessarily lead to binge eating, and can be an effective weight loss method for obese people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU reach for junk food after a bad day? You must be impulsive: People who act rashly are 'more likely to binge eat'
Almost 15 per cent of people who had a problem with binge eating had a tendency to act impulsively when experiencing negative emotions, researchers from Ohio University discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impulsivity, binge eating linked as response to stress
Stephen FellerEAST LANSING, Mich., May 28 (UPI) -- People who react impulsively to negative feelings may be more likely to binge eat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impulsivity linked to binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research links impulsivity and binge eating
(Michigan State University) Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at Michigan State University and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

But It's Just One Cookie
One cookie; how damaging can one cookie be to your diet? It can terribly damaging when you're a binge eater. Whenever I was trying to "be good," and someone offered me a treat, I'd politely refuse and try to move on. But people are food pushers and they'd constantly continue to try to tempt me with phrases like, "c'mon, one won't hurt," or, "it's just one cookie." The problem with binge eating is that it's never just one cookie. Oh, it may start out that way, but then one cookie leads to two cookies, then three cookies, then an entire sleeve of Oreos. Years ago I attended Weight Watchers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight
“Although we learned long ago to abandon magical thinking in connection with weather, crops, the care of animals, and other natural phenomena, it still has us in its grip when we think of diet.” So writes Ruth Gay in her 1976 American Scholar essay, “Fear of Food.” And if you are like me — like many people, many women — you might feel that grip. Simply asking what your relationship is to food reveals the disproportionately powerful role that eating plays, how what we consume intermingles with who we are and how we judge ourselves. We work under certain assum...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anorexia Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Motivation and Inspiration Weight Loss Women's Issues binge eating Body of Truth Harriet Brown obsession with weight Source Type: news

Fast-growing American Addiction Centers makes another buy
It's safe to start calling this a buying spree. AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE AAC), the parent company of American Addiction Centers, will pay $35 million in cash for Mississippi-based The Oxford Centre Inc., according to a news release. Upon completion, this will mark AAC's sixth acquisition of 2015. The company provides inpatient substance abuse treatment services. It operates 12 substance abuse facilities and one mental health facility focusing on binge-eating disorders. The Oxford Centre operates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

This Moment of Gratitude Changed My Life
I sit, legs crossed, in a Kundalini yoga class. A dear friend recently started teaching this type of spiritual yoga, and I am there to support her. As the class begins, I try to ignore the discomfort in my solar plexus. It is a knot of fear right in the center of my gut. The knot moved in at the end of my decade-long marriage. For good reason: I had a four-year-old, a two year-old and a one-year-old. I felt paralyzed in all areas of my life and was terrified to say the least. On this particular night, I am dreading a phone called that is scheduled for after the class with my (newly) ex-husband. This is a conversation I d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Linked to Binge Eating in ChildrenADHD Linked to Binge Eating in Children
Loss of control eating syndrome is significantly more common in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, with impulsivity potentially a common biological mechanism. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Mental Health, Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's fattest man Carl Thompson is 65 stone due to binge eating
Carl Thompson, 32, eats whole boxes of Magnum ice creams and entire loaves of bread with full pots of jam every day. He has piled on an astonishing 30 stone in the last three years alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating the Most Common Eating DisorderTreating the Most Common Eating Disorder
Understanding, recognizing, and managing binge eating disorder. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows - 4/23/15
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder — a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) — akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed only in adults, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - April 23, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Slippery Slope: Binge Eating Dx -- Gateway to Off-Label?
(MedPage Today) -- If an amphetamine is approved for binge-eating, will it be used off-label for weight loss? (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 19, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Binge Eating Disorder
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mechanisms that link compulsive binge eating with hypertension identified
An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific molecular changes that can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension). While others have studied the effects of binge eating on the brain, this study is the first to look at its molecular effects on the expression of certain proteins in the body. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

For The Feelers
For a long time I pretended not to be a feeler. The cool girl image of myself did not include a lot of crying or sensitivity. "Sometimes I tear up at weddings," I'd say casually. "But most things don't really bother me." When my first baby was born, I let go of this fake version of myself out of pure necessity. Not only could I not stop the inevitable swell of emotion over my son, I couldn't stop feeling everything. Every news story bothered me, every random act of kindness excited me, every single, stupid diaper commercial made me weep. I thought: This is it. I'm officially crazy. It was honestly a r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out
By Amanda MacMillan You're probably all too aware of the major sources of stress in your life -- money, your terrible commute, the construction workers who start jackhammering at 5 a.m. But stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. "There are plenty of chronic strains and low-grade challenges that don't necessarily overwhelm you in the moment, but almost take more of a toll in the long run," says Scott Schieman, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. These are some of unexpected reasons why you might feel anxious or agitated. By recognizing them for wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)
Celebrities don’t talk about it. Doctors don’t always notice it. Even those with textbook cases of binge-eating disorder may not know it. Find out what happens when the food you turn to for comfort becomes your worst enemy. by Sunny Sea Gold Sixteen-year-old Emily and her boyfriend had just had a gut-wrenching fight via text. Her heart felt crumbly inside her chest, and her stomach was a sour, empty pit. She felt alone, miserable, and hopeless. But then she remembered—there was something she could do, if not about her relationship, at least about the pain she was feeling. Emily held her breath, waiting...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Binge-Eating Disorder
An overview of what you need to know about binge-eating disorder, including its symptoms, risk factors, and health effects, from psychologist and About.com Mental Health Resources Guide, Leonard Holmes, Ph.D. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - March 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Buying and Selling Binge Eating Disorder
A drug company recently received FDA approval to peddle its speed-like pill for 'Binge Eating Disorder' (the very same pill that is already widely overused for ADHD). And it is sparing no expense pushing the drug -- a former world tennis champ is the shill and commercials are everywhere. Five years ago, I predicted Binge Eating Disorder would become a new fad diagnosis and a wonderful target for Pharma disease-mongering. I tried to convince the DSM-5 group to drop it, but failed. Now we are off to the races. My prediction is that, with a massive marketing campaign behind it, BED will become one of the most common of al...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bipolar Binge Eating: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Mark Frye on a study which found surprisingly high levels of binge eating in patients with bipolar disorder. To listen, click the link below. Bipolar Binge Eating (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked
How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make it more difficult for people living with these illnesses to be recognized, to be understood and to access appropriate treatment. Here are six myths about eating disorders debunked. MYTH: Eating disorders happen only to white women. In reality, people of all genders and racial groups can suffer from disordered eating. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men today will suffer from a clinically significant eating...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real Beauty
Top Models such as Marilyn Monroe, Jean Shrimpton and Cindy Crawford wore dress sizes 16, 8 and 6 respectively. These women are seen as the perfect beauties in the last 50 years. Today stick thin body images created with photography software are the standard that many people try to attain. The unnaturally thin view of attractiveness is blamed for causing the increase in cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Photography: Adi Barkan Models: Shoshi Pekin, Loren Izraelov We know of public figures such as Calista Flockhart, Mary-Kate Olsen and Diana, Princess of Wales as well as dozens of male and female stars who reveale...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You're Most Likely To Get Hooked On These Foods
This study is helping advance the literature so that we can help people who have addictive-like eating disorders." (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Being in Love Make You Fat? Plus, 10 Suggestions for Losing Marriage-Induced Love Handles
My married friends love to ask, "When are you and [insert boyfriend's name here] going to tie the knot already?" Single people, back me up here. I'm sure you get this all the time too, right? I'd like to think it's because my friends just love me and want me to be happy and not because they want another person to commiserate with about the old "ball and chain." What I really want to tell them is, "What's the rush?" Not having a ring on it definitely has its perks, for instance, when it comes to staying fit. Being in love of course is a many splendored thing. But once you get hitched, you can...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Binge-Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 9, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Researchers identify peptide that reduces urge to eat
(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study, which appears in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Binge-Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ
The FDA has approved the first drug in the U.S. to treat binge-eating disorder, Vyvanse. The agency says it might lessen the number of food binges in people with the condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monica Seles to help Shire ace marketing of new drug to treat binge-eating disorder
Analysts say that one of the biggest challenges Shire Pharmaceuticals will face in marketing the first-ever drug approved to treat binge-eating disorder is letting people know exactly what the disorder is. To that end, a partnership with former tennis star Monica Seles may help. Last week, Shire announced its top-selling drug for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Vyvanse, had earned additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat binge eating, which is recognized… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 3, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Size 22 woman loses 5 stone after children are bullied over 'fat mum'
Emma Thair-White, 43, from Grays, Essex, started binge-eating after her mother's death. Reaching a size 22 her children (inset) were teased about her weight. Emma lost 5st in less than a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves new drug for binge eating disorder (BED)
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults, a first of its kind prescription drug specifically indicated for BED. Experts say that understanding the differences between obesity and BED is important for clinicians, as BED is an eating disorder that affects only a portion of those with the medical disease obesity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder
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Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge eating disorder drug made locally gets FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Shire's application to market Vyvanse as a treatment for moderate-to-severe binge eating disorder in adults. The drug is already approved for use in patients with attention deficit hyperactive disorder. "Binge eating disorder is the most common adult eating disorder in the United States," said Philip J. Vickers, global head of research and development at Shire, in a prepared statement. "This new indication for Vyvanse is a critical milestone in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Binge Eating: How Much to Eat While You’re Getting Better
If you are recovering from binge eating disorder, you might have a lot of questions about how much food to eat. Dietitians give some answers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder
Characterized by compulsive overeating Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eating Disorders, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Drug Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), previously approved for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is now approved to treat … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neural Circuit May Control Binge Eating (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers ID brain pathway linked to compulsive overeating and sugar seeking. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news