Eating Disorders Linked to Adult-Onset DiabetesEating Disorders Linked to Adult-Onset Diabetes
For the first time, eating disorders, such as bulimia and binge eating, have been linked to a diagnosis of adult-onset diabetes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why do I crave certain foods?
Researchers believe that liking food and craving it are different things – meaning our brains are more sophisticated than previously thought when it comes to making us eat certain thingsDo you ever get that thing where you compulsively yomp down a food, even though there's something a bit disgusting about it? You think: this over-boiled egg smells really sulphuric, so I'd best gobble it up before I go off the idea. I often crave sardines straight out of the tin. It's not that I don't enjoy eating them, but the fish-oiliness quickly becomes cloying and I can't let my eyes linger too long on all those innards.It's comm...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Food & drink Neuroscience Features Life and style Food science Source Type: news

Independent association between diabetes, depression, and impulse control disorders including binge-eating, bulimia, study shows
New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are all psychological therapies equally effective? Don't ask the dodo | Daniel and Jason Freeman
The claim that all forms of psychotherapy for mental illness are winners, known as the Dodo Bird Verdict, has been dealt a blow"Everybody has won and all must have prizes," declared the dodo in Alice in Wonderland when asked to judge the winner of a race around a lake. As judgements go, it is admirably even-handed and optimistic. But in the world of mental health the dodo's decision has come to symbolise a bitter dispute that strikes at the very heart of psychotherapy.The "Dodo Bird Verdict", first suggested in the 1930s by the American psychologist Saul Rosenzweig, proposes that the many and various fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman Tags: Psychology theguardian.com Blogposts Mental health Medical research & wellbeing Society Bulimia Life and style Science Source Type: news

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?
Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant minds asks one question. This year's drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responsesEdge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of "the Reality Club", an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996 in Chinese restaurants, artist lofts, investment banking firms, ballrooms, museums, living rooms and elsewhere. Though the venue is now in cyberspace, the spirit of the Reality Club lives on in the li...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: The Observer Tags: Astronomy Biology Mathematics Technology Physics Features Internet Animal behaviour The Observer Science Source Type: news

Watching: "You Are Beautiful"
Two 13-year-old-girls make a powerful short film about eating disorders.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - December 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Matsumoto Tags: Depression Eating Disorders anorexia Aspen Academy binge eating disorder bulimia Cameron Dreyer colorado Dan Marcus Olivia Maloney You Are Beautiful Source Type: news

Christmas Cookie Blue
Shedding light on the unholy alliance between rich holiday foods, binge-eating, and the compulsive overeater's brain. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Neuroscience binge eating brain compulsive overeating Controlling your eating over the holidays requires a plan Holiday Eating (and Dieting) holiday weight gain Source Type: news

Some girls may have a 'sweet tooth' gene
Conclusion Scientists are investigating whether dopamine activity in the brain influences our behaviour towards food, so this study is of interest. However, it does not show that girls with a particular gene variation are more likely to consume more unhealthy foods or become obese.  As the researchers point out, the study was limited by its small sample size. There are also many factors that influence eating behaviour, including mood, food environment, stress levels and upbringing, all of which might have had an effect on the children's food choices. Of note, the study's findings do not indicate that&nb...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Selfie is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year
This article was amended on 19 November changing Oxford English Dictionary to Oxford Dictionaries.Reference and languagesWritten languageLanguagetheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Written language Culture News Books Reference and languages Source Type: news

11 Surprising Facts About Binge Eating Disorder
Obesity in general and Binge Eating Disorder specifically are subjects that are often swept under the carpet. So let’s start with some facts.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 18, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jennifer Kromberg, PsyD Tags: Addiction Depression Diet Eating Disorders anorexia binge eating disorder bulemia compulsive eating compulsive overeating disordered eating Obesity Source Type: news

The Real Heel Meal Deal
There is some research showing that exercise addiction and eating disorders sometimes co-occur.Research has examined whether exaggerated exercise behaviour is a primary problem in the affected person’s life or whether it emerges as a secondary problem in consequence of another psychological dysfunction. But what is the relationship between these two disorders?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 17, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders anorexia binge eating bulimia Eating addiction Exercise addiction Exercise Dependence Overeating. Source Type: news

New treatments for binge eating, how our diet impacts brain function, and the connection between marijuana and obesity
A growing body of evidence shows the impact of diet on brain function, and identifies patterns of brain activity associated with eating disorders such as binge eating and purging. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.Millions of people worldwide suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Our relationship with food: What drives us to eat and new insights into eating disorders
(Society for Neuroscience) A growing body of evidence shows the impact of diet on brain function, and identifies patterns of brain activity associated with eating disorders such as binge eating and purging. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Curbs Binge Eating
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with binge eating disorder showed a significant decrease in bingeing episodes while taking lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) compared with placebo in two identical phase III trials, the drug's manufacturer said. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 6, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Positive top-line results shown for Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) in adults with binge eating disorder
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces positive top-line results from two identically designed randomized placebo-controlled Phase 3 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) versus placebo in adults with binge eating disorder (BED). In both studies Vyvanse was found to be statistically superior to placebo on the primary efficacy analysis (p-value "We are extremely pleased with these results, and will be working expeditiously to submit an application to the U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Shire's ADHD drug succeeds in trial to treat binge eating
LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical group Shire PLC said Vyvanse, its amphetamine-based drug prescribed to U.S. students to control ADHD, had also been successful in treating the newly-recognized binge eating disorder (BED) in a trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Halloween Candy and the Winter Blues
Could it be that some candy is actually brain food this Halloween? Just a bit won't hurt. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Diet Integrative Medicine Self-Help binge eating halloween candy improved mood through carbohydrates seasonal affective disorder serotonin production Source Type: news

Is 'Food Addiction' Real?Is 'Food Addiction' Real?
With the new inclusion of binge eating disorder in the DSM-5, researchers and clinicians are now debating whether diagnoses for disorders such as food addiction should also be included. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Binge Eating and Addiction
Binge eating is an addictive behavior—although American psychiatry and DSM-5 fail to make the connection.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Psychiatry Source Type: news

Association between eating disorders and reproductive health problems
According to a Finnish study, women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in their age group. The discrepancy is the most apparent in anorexia sufferers. In this group, the number of pregnancies was less than half of that of the control group. The likelihood of abortion was more than double for bulimics than for others in the same age group. Meanwhile, the likelihood for miscarriage was more than triple for binge-eating disorder (BED) sufferers. For women who had been in treatment for BED, nearly half of their pregnancies ended in miscarriage... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Well: Fat and Thin Find Common Ground
Binge eating disorder could bridge the gap between the obesity and eating disorder communities, while also reducing the stereotype that only thin people suffer from eating disorders.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY ELLIN Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Obesity Mental Health and Disorders Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Food Weight Bulimia Dieting and Weight Featured Source Type: news

Is food addiction a step closer to formal diagnostic status?
Food addiction is not yet recognised as a mental disorder but certain obese individuals clearly display addictive-like behaviour towards food. To achieve a formal diagnostic status, 'food addiction' requires a stronger evidence base to support the claim that certain ingredients have addictive properties identical to addictive drugs of abuse. This topic is up for debate in the session, 'Binge eating obesity is a food addiction'... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Eating disorders often associated with reproductive health problems
(University of Helsinki) Women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in the same age group, indicates a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The likelihood for miscarriage was more than triple for binge-eating disorder sufferers and the likelihood of abortion more than double for bulimics than others in the same age group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sugar News, Sugar Blues
Those of us concerned with diet, health, weight, eating disorders, and addiction follow what I call “Sugar News” with great interest. Bingers now benefit most.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Terese Weinstein Katz, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Health binge eating sugar addiction Source Type: news

Smartphone app aims to strike at the same moment as binge eating urges
Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. A smartphone app in development will track users' individual patterns of eating and binge eating behavior and alert them at times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy that will equip patients with psychological tools that may help them adhere to, and benefit from, standard treatments for binge eating disorder... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Scientists discover brain circuitry that triggers overeating
Scientists say they have discovered the specific brain circuitry that causes overeating, according to a study published in the journal Science. Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine say the discovery could provide insight into the cause of obesity, as well as lead to treatments for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Mobile tech and talk therapies strike at the moment binge eating urges do
(Drexel University) Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce behavior associated with binge-eating disorder, which this week was reported twice as common as bulimia. A smartphone app in development will track users' individual patterns of behavior and alert them when they are at risk, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new approach to small-group behavioral therapy to improve upon standard treatments for binge eating disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Binge Eating More Likely to Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in MenBinge Eating More Likely to Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Men
Obese men with binge eating disorder are much more likely than women with the disorder to develop metabolic syndrome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

UNC scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse's brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not. Now researchers from UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed the precise cellular connections responsible for triggering that behavior. The finding, published in the journal Science, lends insight into a cause for obesity and could lead to treatments for anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder -- the most prevalent eating disorder in the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are You a Fat-Shamer?
Weightism may be the last socially acceptable prejudice in our culture—occurring more frequently than gender, sexuality, age or religious discrimination. Are you a Fat-Shamer?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - September 25, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dr. Jamie Long, Psy.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help binge eating disorder brilliant photos brownell cafiero college of medicine eating disorder association fat person fat shaming florida state university florida state university college flo Source Type: news

Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong impairments in 12-country study
Binge-eating disorder, designated only months ago by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is associated with substantial lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, according to a World Health Organization study based on community epidemiological surveys conducted in 12 nations worldwide. The publication of the results online in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences is timed to coincide with the beginning of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 23-27)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Hunger pains
(Harvard Medical School) Binge-eating disorder, only recently designated as a diagnosis by the American Psychiatric Association in its official diagnostic manual of mental conditions, is associated with lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, a long-established eating disorder with more dramatic symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Binge Eating More Likely to Lead to Health Risks in Men
09/17/2013, General Hospital Psychiatry - Binge eating is a problem affecting both men and women however, obese men who binge are more likely than their female counterparts to have elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - September 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat versus Eating Disorder
Americans are getting fatter. Does this mean therefore that everyone who is "triggered" to overeat really has an eating disorder? Perhaps understanding what motivates a "trigger" can shed some light. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - September 21, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judy Scheel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Stress anorexia nervosa automatic responses binge eating disorder binges bulimia california san diego childhood obesity five minutes food cravings hungers impulses school of medicine sept 11 Source Type: news

Basic Information on Eating Disorders
Start here for basic information about eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - September 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Food Addiction Finally Recognized in DSM-5
Food addiction has long been understood to follow a similar pattern as addiction to alcohol or drugs. But only this year has it finally been recognized in the DSM-5, the gold standard diagnostic tool for psychiatrists and psychologists. The Diagnosis? Binge Eating Disorder. ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Addictions)
Source: About.com Addictions - September 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

4 Ways Sugar Could Be Harming Your Mental Health
Our hankering for sugar has had a dramatic impact on our waistlines and physical health, but sugar addiction can also impact mental health.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - September 3, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet BDNF binge eating chemical dopamine chronic inflammation compulsive eating deleterious effects fructose corn syrup function of the brain heavy sugar high blood sugar high fructose corn high fructose corn syrup ho Source Type: news

Alcohol dependence, eating disorders associated with common genes
People with alcohol dependence may be more genetically susceptible to certain types of eating disorders, and vice-versa, according to a study in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. In a study of nearly 6,000 adult twins, researchers found that common genetic factors seemed to underlie both alcoholism and certain eating disorder symptoms - namely, binge eating and purging habits, such as self-induced vomiting or laxative abuse. Genes appeared to explain 38 percent to 53 percent of the risk of developing those disorders... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Disordered Eating: Control or Controlled?
Something inside Catherine's mind drove her to act out this destructive scenario over and over with her body. Not content to keep the abusive effects to itself, the mind was determined to take the body along with it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Eating Disorders Relationships Self-Help anore anorexia best friend binge eater binge eating bulimia bulimic cakes compulsive overeater compulsive overeating desserts disordered eating doughnuts emotional abuse fulfillmen Source Type: news

Leptin Levels Tied to Binge Eating in ChildrenLeptin Levels Tied to Binge Eating in Children
Binge eating in kids is associated with higher serum leptin levels, especially in girls, a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

When the Thrill is Gone: Reward Deficiency Syndrome
Different brains have different quantities of receptors -- such as receptors for neurotransmitters like dopamine. If you were born with, or acquired, a disappointing crop of dopamine receptors, then it might be harder to feel the thrill of being alive. That's where drugs, booze, gambling, and binge-eating come in handy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 19, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Marc Lewis, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Personality Psychiatry ADHD allele b b king behavioral addictions booze brain systems D2 receptors detailed description dopamine dopamine receptors genes genetic vulnerability genetics of alcoholism Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders
Binge eating tied to other mental health problems, obesity to physical symptoms in study patientsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge eating with bipolar disorder likely increases psychiatric issues including suicidal thoughts, anxiety
Bipolar disorder evolves differently in patients who also binge eat, a study by Mayo Clinic, the Lindner Center of HOPE and the University of Minnesota found. Binge eating and obesity often are present among bipolar patients, but the mood disorder appears to take a different path in those who binge eat than it does in obese bipolar patients who do not, the researchers discovered. The findings are published online in the Journal of Affective Disorders... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Could 'listening to your body' help you lose weight? | Corrinne Burns
A new study has linked people's ability to gauge their heart rate to how well they keep their weight under controlCan you count your heartbeats – without taking your pulse? Whether you realise it or not, you almost certainly can. We all have an "interoceptive sense", an awareness of the visceral signals that originate from inside our bodies. Nerves travel from our internal organs to the insula cortex of our brain, where a dynamic representation of our inner physiology is created – an inner dashboard, if you will.Interoceptive awareness (IA) is the ability to perceive and process the signals from this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Corrinne Burns Tags: Psychology Blogposts Diets and dieting Health guardian.co.uk & wellbeing Human biology Society Neuroscience Life and style Source Type: news

Suicide risk increased by teen eating disorders
Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls, by Dr. Rashelle Musci and colleagues from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in the US, those who experience depressive and anxious symptoms are often dissatisfied with their bodies and more likely to display binge eating behaviors. These behaviors put them at higher risk for turning their emotions inward, in other words, displaying internalizing symptoms such as suicide. The study is published online in Springer's journal, Prevention Science... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Running on Empty: Eating Disorders as Addictions
Are eating disorders a type of behavioral addiction? Might they even constitute a special case of substance addiction? After all, food is a substance you put inside you to make yourself feel better. As far as your brain is concerned, it's the context that makes the difference between consumption and addiction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 22, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Marc Lewis, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Neuroscience american diet behavioral addiction binge eating binge eating. overeating blood serum calorie dense foods dopamine levels drug addiction drug availability energy balance food intake freque Source Type: news

Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk
(Springer) Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls published in Springer's journal Prevention Science, those who experience depressive and anxious symptoms are often dissatisfied with their bodies and more likely to display binge eating behaviors. These behaviors put them at higher risk for turning their emotions inward, in other words, displaying internalizing symptoms such as suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diagnostic Criteria for Binge-Eating Disorder
A summary of DSM-V criteria for binge eating disorder (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - July 20, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

'Binge eating has scarred my liver'
(Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mood Food
Researchers have noted that some addictive behaviors may partly depend upon gender. For instance, men are more likely to be addicted to drugs, gambling and sex whereas women are more likely to suffer from ‘mall disorders’ such as eating and shopping. Today's blog takes a look at one of these 'mall disorders' - eating addictions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction addictive behavior addictive behaviors anorexia binge eating disorder bulimia critical question eating disorders Excessive eating explanations financial considerations inactive lifestyle jeffrey gray justifications mo Source Type: news