ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests
But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Vyvanse Effective Option for Treating Binge Eating (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- ADHD drug cut binges markedly in randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 14, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How I Conquered Binge Eating Disorder
I developed binge eating disorder when I was 26 years old, after spending countless hours and mental energy on dieting, eating perfectly, and obsessing about my body and weight. Of course, I didn’t actually realize I had BED right away. Instead, after a while I realized it wasn’t normal that I was consuming huge portions of food whenever I was alone. I crammed so much in, and with such intensity, that I scared myself. I turned to the Internet to figure out what, exactly, I was dealing with. After realizing I had a problem, I tried to remedy it. How? By dieting even more, of course! I thought if I could just per...
Source: Psych Central - January 9, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jen Picicci Tags: Addictions Disorders Eating Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Binge Eating Disorder Body Image dieting Food Intake Healthy Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
There are lots of people of normal, healthy weight who, when they look in the mirror, see a fat person. Many of them know that their perceptions are skewed, because trusted friends and family have testified that they are slender, yet they can't deny what they see in their reflection and mind's eye. Such distorted perception is especially common among teenagers, and it has been linked to poor self-esteem and eating disorders. Adolescents who see themselves as overweight are more likely to use diet pills, laxatives, vomiting and extreme dieting to lose their imagined weight. Paradoxically, these teenagers exercise more than...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Binge Eating Disorder and Body Image
People with binge eating disorder often have poor body image. Changing that image can speed recovery. Here are 6 tips on how to do that. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression
Binge eating disorder and depression are closely linked, but help is available. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About Overeating
The problem of overeating may be deeper than you realize.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 5, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jennifer Kromberg, PsyD Tags: Depression Diet Eating Disorders binge eating emotional overeating Gender differences; dieting; restraint; exercise; social support Source Type: news

Binge Eating Disorder in Men
Eating disorders can affect both men and women. Slightly less than half of all binge eaters are men. Increased awareness is helping more men get effective treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Avoid a Binge Eating Relapse
Recovery from binge eating disorder can take more than one try. Here are tips to stay on track and avoid relapses. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge Eating: Guilt and Shame
When you have binge eating disorder, feelings of shame and guilt are common. But you can change your thoughts and habits. Here's how. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inpatient Care for Binge Eating
What to expect if you receive inpatient care for binge eating disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient Care for Binge Eating: What to Expect
Outpatient treatment can help you recover from binge eating disorder. Here’s what it involves. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Trying to Feel Better Can Sometimes Make You Feel Worse
Nancy* tries to take good care of herself. She spends time with friends and family. She exercises and watches her diet. So what is making her feel so bad?read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W. Tags: Eating Disorders Happiness Relationships Self-Help anorexia binge drinking binge eating cleansing diets exercise hard work restriction self-care Source Type: news

Child maltreatment in binge eating disorder: a systematic literature review - Röhr S, Dölemeyer R, Klinitzke G, Steinig J, Wagner B, Kersting A.
OBJECTIVE: This review is to provide a first overview about prevalences and associations of forms of child maltreatment in binge eating disorder (BED). METHODS: Systematic literature search in PubMed and Web of Science in December 2013. Terms con... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Your Favorite Team Is Making You Pack on Pounds
If you’re a Raiders or Jets fan, this NFL season seems like punishment enough. But the vicarious sting of back-to-back losses might not be the only negative consequence of rooting for a losing team. Researchers are now saying fans are setting themselves up for an even bigger loss: binge eating.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - December 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jonathan Fader, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Health Self-Help Sport and Competition sports weight gain Source Type: news

Moderate Results With Tx Program for Food Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- Obese patients with comorbid binge eating disorder see slight improvement in symptoms with behavioral therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 10, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Drug May Curb Binge EatingAlzheimer's Drug May Curb Binge Eating
A commonly used Alzheimer's drug may be helpful in curbing binge eating behaviors. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Talking To Your Child About Their Weight
Childhood obesity is in the spotlight these days due to the fact that about one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. However, when we put our focus on the number on the scale, it can lead to shame, embarrassment and blaming that only exacerbates the issue. There are many things parents can do to encourage and support their children and teens to be healthyread more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H. Tags: Diet Parenting anorexia binge eating bulimia eating disorders prevention of childhood obesity teen obesity weight weight loss Source Type: news

Study finds Alzheimer's drug may reduce the urge to binge eat
(Boston University Medical Center) The Alzheimer's drug memantine may perform double-duty helping binge eaters control their compulsion. Researchers have demonstrated that memantine, a neuroprotective drug, may reduce the addictive and impulsive behavior associated with binge eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Living with Binge Eating Disorder
If you have binge eating disorder, please know that you’re alone. Binge eating disorder (BED) is actually the most common eating disorder. It affects about 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men. You’re also not weak, wrong or crazy. BED “is not a reflection of who you are as a person,” said Karin Lawson, PsyD, a psychologist and clinical director of Embrace, the binge eating recovery program at Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Binge eating may serve many functions, according to Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, the executive director of Pershing Turner Centers, an eating disorder recovery outpatient clinic in Ann ...
Source: Psych Central - November 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Addictions Disorders Eating Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Amy Pershing BED binge eating Binge Eating Disorder Compulsive Eating dieting emotional overeating health at every size Intuitive E Source Type: news

Pickles and Ice Cream! But Ice Cream Is Fattening
Research suggests that restrictive eating leads to overeating and excess weight gain during pregnancy. So why do doctors keep recommending that pregnant women restrict their food intake?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 3, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Alexis Conason, Psy.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Integrative Medicine binge eating health at every size pregnancy Source Type: news

A Physician Shares Her Private Struggle With Food Addiction
Australian physician describes the many parallels between her experience with sugar-rich foods and substance dependence. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders binge eating sugar Source Type: news

Do dopamine drugs lead to compulsive shopping?
Conclusion This study analysed serious adverse drug events reported to the US FDA over a 10-year period, and found that 710 events (just under half of all impulse control disorders reported during this period) were attributed to dopamine receptor agonists. Most of these disorders involved gambling, followed by hypersexuality and compulsive shopping. This group of six drugs are used in Parkinson’s disease (and a small number of other conditions) where there is a lack of the chemical dopamine. The drugs act directly on dopamine receptors, effectively taking the place of dopamine and stimulating the receptor in the sam...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Medication Source Type: news

Mindful Eating Helps Prevent Overeating
Mindfulness is a centuries-old concept that has at least some scientific backing as an effective tool for disordered eating.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 21, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Susan McQuillan, M.S., RDN Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help behavior modification binge eating destructive behavior emotional eating mindfulness nutrition Source Type: news

Can we count on counting calories?
It's a concept at the cornerstone of most diets: counting the calories of your food intake so you don't go over the limit. But just how accurate are calorie labels? And are some calories more "equal" than others?There is a seemingly endless stream of media articles focusing on the latest diet wonder, whether it involves intermittent fasting or feasting on fats. Although they protest otherwise, most miracle weight loss programmes come down to calorie restriction.Behind the Headlines takes a look at the science behind calorie counting, examining why it may be only one aspect of he...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet QA articles Special reports Source Type: news

Anorexia/bulimia: A bacterial protein implicated
(INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale)) Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Inserm Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the source of these disorders. Antibodies produced by the body against this protein also react with the main satiety hormone, which is similar in structure. According to the researchers, it may ultimately be possible to correct this mechanism that causes variations in food intake. (Source: Eu...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why You Eat What You Eat Part 3
If you feel you have a food addiction that interferes with the quality of your life, there is help.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Susan McQuillan, M.S., RDN Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help binge eating brain chemistry food addiction sugar weight Source Type: news

Conquering Cravings
Food cravings can quickly turn into food binges when they're out of control. But for many people, the best way to deal with a food craving is to give in to it. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - September 22, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Susan McQuillan, M.S. RDN Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Neuroscience binge eating cravings fat food addiction forbidden foods nutrition sugar Source Type: news

OCD vs. Eating Disorders
There was a time when my son Dan would go days at a time without eating. When he did eat, it would have to be a specific food at a specific time in a specific place. There was no negotiating with him, and, not surprisingly, his health suffered. You might think he was obviously battling an eating disorder. That wasn’t the case, however. He was dealing with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. While it can be argued that both OCD and eating disorders involve obsessions and compulsions, as well as the need for control, those who suffer from eating disorders typically obsess over their weight or body image. My son was n...
Source: Psych Central - September 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Eating Disorders Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Source Type: news

Shire eating disorder drug gets U.S. priority review
LONDON (Reuters) - Shire's hyperactivity drug Vyvanse will get a priority review in the United States as a potential treatment for binge eating disorder, showing a willingness by U.S. regulators to consider novel ways to fight eating problems. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oestrogen may be key to preventing binge eating
Researchers in Houston, America have identified a receptor that mediates the effect of oestrogen to suppress binge eating, the discovery could potentially lead to effective treatments for the disorder; their study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Med Page Today: Endocrinology (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 2, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estrogen May Be Key to Anti-Binge Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers have identified a receptor that mediates the effect of estrogen to suppress binge eating, and the discovery could potentially lead to effective treatments for the disorder. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 31, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could binge eating be cured with a sex hormone? Cravings are linked to low levels of oestrogen, study claims
The new Baylor findings also help explain previous research which found women who have irregular menstrual cycles are more likely to binge eat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scaling Back
When trying to lose excess weight, do you put too much emphasis on the feedback the bathroom scale is giving you? It might be time to weigh some other options...read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Gregg McBride Tags: Diet Health Bathroom Scale binge eating bingeing breathe defining myself dieting Dieting Weight doctor’s office excess weight Gregg McBride healthy living jeans losing weight mood motivation power self esteem self w Source Type: news

Food Addict or Diet Junkie?
There are striking similarities between food addiction, dieting, and binge eating. Are food addicts stuck in the diet-binge cycle? read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - June 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Alexis Conason, Psy.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help binge eating dieting food addiction sugar addiction Source Type: news

Amino Acids: Old Remedy, New Promise
Scientists have long known about the potential of amino acids to keep the body strong and healthy. Yet these simple, natural protein building blocks have shown renewed promise as one of the most powerful tools for stabilizing appetite, stoping food addiction, and treating obesity and binge eating disorder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating disorder integrative psychiatry New Hope Model Source Type: news

Creatures of habit: Disorders of compulsivity share common pattern, brain structure
People affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and similarities in brain structure, according to new research. "Compulsive disorders can have a profoundly disabling effect of individuals. Now that we know what is going wrong with their decision making, we can look at developing treatments, for example using psychotherapy focused on forward planning or interventions such as medication which target the shift towards habitual choices," authors said. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 29, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Creatures of habit: Disorders of compulsivity share common pattern and brain structure
(University of Cambridge) People affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and similarities in brain structure, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Anorexics Really Feel About Food
What’s really going on when people suffering from anorexia refuse to eat? It isn’t usually as simple as not experiencing hunger, and a profound enjoyment of food is often also part of the illness. So what are the mechanisms driving the destructive and sometimes deadly abnormalities in how feeling hunger and liking food relate to wanting food and eating it? read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Emily T. Troscianko Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Neuroscience Self-Help anhdeonic anorexia nervosa appetite binge-eating disorder brain imaging bulimia nervosa dieting food fullness hormones hunger liking pleasure recovery reward self-control Source Type: news

Are You Addicted to Food? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
Food addiction is powerful. Realizing that you are controlled by an addictive process is the first step to breaking free of its stranglehold on your life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating disorder food addiction Source Type: news

Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescent binge eating, purging, suicidal behavior, and non-suicidal self-injury: A pilot study - Fischer S, Peterson C.
There are few published randomized controlled trials examining treatment for symptoms of bulimia nervosa (BN) in adolescents. Additionally, many adolescents presenting for treatment for BN symptoms endorse co-occurring mood disturbances, suicidality, and n... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Refining the Diagnosis of Binge Eating DisorderRefining the Diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder
A new study assesses the diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Getting Off the Food Roller Coaster
Appetite may make you feel like you’re on a roller coaster ride of restricting, bingeing and chronic self-blame. Discover how new science-based approaches can help you to get your feet back on the ground.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating cravings hunger New hope self-blame Source Type: news

Is Appetite Genetic?
Discover how our genes influence the way we eat and what we can do about it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating epigenetics epigenome genetics and appetite New Hope plan overeating weight control Source Type: news

How Do I Improve My Relationship with Food?
Do you ever feel like you're in a battle with your food and it's winning? Here's how to put a halt to your war with food before someone gets hurt.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help binge eating emotional eating intuitive eating relationship with food Source Type: news

Biology of the Binge: Food, Mood, and Serotonin
Many people crave sweet and starchy foods when depressed. Recent studies suggest a biochemical connection between bingeing and mood disorders.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - April 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Depression Eating Disorders Health Integrative Medicine appetite control binge eating disorder Source Type: news

Addicted to Potato Chips
Some foods are intentionally designed to be not just irresistible but addictiveread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 15, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Ethics and Morality Philosophy binge eating compulsion hyperpalatable foods impulsivity potato chips Source Type: news

Can You Really Become Addicted to Potato Chips?
Some foods are intentionally designed to be not just irresistible but addictiveread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 15, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Ethics and Morality Philosophy binge eating compulsion hyperpalatable foods impulsivity potato chips Source Type: news

How To Break Your Sugar Addiction
Are you addicted to sugary treats and snacks? Do you keep promising yourself that you'll cut down or stop, but find you just can't seem to keep that promise? Learn about what's going on in your mind and body that keeps you hooked, and what can help you finally break the sugar habit.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Health Self-Help AA blue book binge eating can ' t stop eating sugar comfort eating comfort foods compulsive eating compulsive overeating helpless over sugar sugar addiction sugary foods sugary snacks weigh Source Type: news

Prova Education Features New Educational Series on Binge Eating...
The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) finally defines Binge Eating Disorder as an official eating disorder, creating a greater need for guideline and...(PRWeb March 19, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/EatingDisorder/ReachMD/prweb11677464.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news