Life coach: is my brother a binge eater?
Our health experts answer your questions. This week: binge eating and dairy products.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: binge eating life coach bulimia diet dairy products health advice Source Type: news

Life coach: is my brother a binge eater?
Our health experts answer your questions. This week: binge eating and dairy products.     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: binge eating life coach bulimia diet dairy products health advice Source Type: news

Binge eating a ‘distinct sub-phenotype’ of bipolar disorder
Binge eating disorder and obesity should be regarded as two separate subphenotypes in patients with bipolar disorder, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Binge eating a ‘distinct sub-phenotype’ of bipolar disorder
Binge eating disorder and obesity should be regarded as two separate subphenotypes in patients with bipolar disorder, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder)
Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Millennials & Eating Disorders: What Parents Must Know
Eating disorders can be fatal. Experts say they are 'rampant' among college students. Here's what parents should know – and do – if they suspect their millennial is suffering silently.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Pamela Cytrynbaum Tags: Addiction Depression Eating Disorders Parenting adolescent services anorexia binge drinking binge eating bingeing bulimia clinical depression clinical director college freshmen college students depression and anxiety depressi Source Type: news

Millennial Meltdown:10 Summer Break Eating Disorders Signs
Experts tell parents the transition to college is one of the top most common life stages in which eating disorders develop. Here's what they should look for when their kids come home from college for summer break.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 9, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Pamela Cytrynbaum Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders anorexia anorexia bulimia anticipation binge eating disorder brennan clinical director college freshmen college students and eating disorders coming home comprehensive treatment eating disorders am Source Type: news

Treatment Strategies for Eating Disorders
A look at various treatment strategies for eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating, from psychologist and About.com Mental Health Resources Guide, Leonard Holmes, Ph.D. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Interpersonal Therapy
Learn more about interpersonal therapy and how it works to help treat eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

What Not To Say To Someone With Binge Eating...
If you know someone who is struggling with binge eating disorder (BED), then you likely want to be supportive of them. However, even the most well-meaning people can say things that can be hurtful, shame-inducing, and possibly triggering. Keep in mind this list of suggestions as you think of things you shouldn’t say to someone with BED. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

What is the difference between binge eating and...
The terms binge eating and emotional overeating are sometimes used interchangeably but actually refer to two distinct issues that may be part of an eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Can Men Develop Eating Disorders?
Contrary to popular belief, men can develop eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Learn more about this issue. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorder - Not...
A summary of DSM-IV-TR criteria for Eating Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, including criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Nasal Spray Shows Promise for Binge Eating DisorderNasal Spray Shows Promise for Binge Eating Disorder
A novel and experimental nasal spray formulation of naloxone showed promise in the treatment of binge eating disorder. However, it's still early days. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

DSM-5 and Psychiatric Diagnosis Inflation
3.5 out of 5 stars The New Crisis in Confidence in Psychiatric Diagnosis. Frances A. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 17 [Epub ahead of print] Full Text Allen Frances, professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke, has long argued that the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) would be a seriously flawed product. He has much credibility on this issue — perhaps along with some potential bias — since he chaired the task force that produced the previous edition, DSM-IV, in 1992. In this short but interesting article, appearing just as DSM...
Source: The Poison Review - May 22, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical allen frances diagnostic inflation dsm-5 Source Type: news

ADHD Drug May Decrease Binge Eating EpisodesADHD Drug May Decrease Binge Eating Episodes
A new phase 2 trial suggests that lisdexamfetamine dimesylate can significantly reduce episodes of bingeing and improve behavior in patients with binge eating disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

'Psychiatric bible' tackles grief, binge eating, drinking
After years of controversy, the latest version of the "psychiatric bible" -- the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- has been released. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Shows Promise for Binge Eating (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- A stimulant drug, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), nearly abolished eating binges in adult patients who had experienced such episodes four times a week, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

DSM 5: Where Do We Go From Here?
Now that DSM 5 is published, it is vital that clinicians and consumers educate themselves on how to avoid its risks and achieve accurate diagnosis. A new MOOC promises to become a central clearinghouse of information, informed opinion, and constructive action. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 16, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Psychiatry allen frances alliant international university attention deficit disorder autism binge eating disorder bipolar disorder clinicians common sense continuing education doctors dsm 5 dsm iv Source Type: news

Report: Low Sodium Intakes May Not Be Helpful
Binge eating disorder: a diagnosis for healing; Is all processed food unhealthy? (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Eat Well and Influence People
Food celebrity Mark Bittman lost weight and wrote a book about dieting for health. But his message speaks directly to people struggling with eating disorders: Make rules but don't be rigid; enjoy your food. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 14, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sheila Himmel Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Happiness Health anorexia binge eating Body image bulimia cholesterol cookbooks diet plan dietary restrictions fat food movement food network fried foods Gwyneth Paltrow latin origin mantle mark Source Type: news

Binge Eating Disorder: A Diagnosis for Healing
Less understood than anorexia and bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder will soon receive an official diagnosis. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women are born to binge: Female brains are 'biologically programmed' to overeat
The study, by Michigan State University scientists, is the first to establish sex differences in rates of binge eating and suggests it is not just cultural pressures that are to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The biology behind binge eating
(Michigan State University) Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When the Healers Are Hurting: Understanding Eating Disorders
Health care professionals with eating disorders can go "under the radar." They often self-treat and family and friends do not detect a problem until the situation has been going on for some time. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 29, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders anorexia binge eating disorder bulimia care settings compassion fatigue disordered eating doctors healers health health care professionals health consequences intense competition intensive care medi Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Alters Binge-Eating Behavior In Mice
Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain's reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. It could one day pave the way for more effective and lasting treatments for obesity. The numbers of people worldwide living with obesity continues to climb. Recent studies suggest that the consumption of high calorie foods activates regions of the brain associated with reward... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Hidden Sugars
Americans are consuming more sugar than we should, 3-4 times more than recommended by the American Heart Association. Many people are trying to cut back on added sweeteners, opting for foods that are “sugar-free” or “natural.” It is a great idea to try to eat healthier and cutting back on added sugars is one way to achieve that goal. However, it isn’t easy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 24, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Health added sugar american heart association binge eating cakes candied nuts cereal dieting dry roasted peanuts excess calories food addiction food items fructose corn syrup high fructose co Source Type: news

Binge Eating May Represent A Sub-Type Of Obesity Most Closely Related To Drug Addiction
Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week's publication of a special issue focusing on the question of food as an addiction. Addiction is the continued or compulsive use of a substance, despite negative and/or harmful consequences. Over the years, addiction has come to be re-defined to include behaviors, as well as substances, and the term is now used to describe significant problems with alcohol, nicotine, drugs, gambling, internet use, and sex... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Binge eating curbed by deep brain stimulation in animal model, Penn study shows
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, reinforces the involvement of dopamine deficits in increasing obesity-related behaviors such as binge eating, and demonstrates that DBS can reverse this response via activation of the dopamine type-2 receptor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Binge Eater
A fictional account of the day-to-day experience of someone suffering from binge eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - April 11, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Why We Sabotage Ourselves
One step forward, two steps back. What is at the root of our tendency to undermine our happiness and health?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - March 30, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Happiness Health Stress alcohol consumption athletic physique binge eating counseling diabetes diet and exercise diet exercise drinks exercise goals God healthy choices indulgence lawyer pace pre diabetes pressur Source Type: news

What Role Does Mood Play In The Development Of Unhealthy Eating?
Unhealthy eating behaviors may worsen the moods of women who are worried about their diet and self image, researchers from Pennsylvania State University revealed. Kristin Heron, research associate at the Survey Research Center, and team found that college-age females who are concerned about their eating behaviors tend to have moods that get worse after episodes of disordered eating. Disordered eating refers to unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

What is the difference between binge eating and emotional overeating?
The terms binge eating and emotional overeating are sometimes used interchangeably but actually refer to two distinct issues that may be part of an eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 28, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Symptoms & Warning Signs of Binge Eating Disorder
Physical, behavioral and emotional symptoms and warning signs for binge eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 28, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Dostinex (cabergoline) tablets - Pfizer Limited - Revised SPC
Source: eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium) Area: Other Library Updates> SPC Changes Sections 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use and section 4.8 Undesirable effects have been updated to include impulse control disorders, which include pathological gambling, increased libido, hypersexuality, compulsive spending or buying, binge eating and compulsive eating.   Please see link to the SPC for full prescribing information (Source: NeLM - SPC Changes)
Source: NeLM - SPC Changes - February 28, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

"I'm Not Just Fat, I'm Old!"
Similar to talking about being fat, talking about being old is an important an indicator of body dissatisfaction, shows research in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, and use of unhealthy weight control behaviours. High levels of talking about weight and being fat, 'fat talk', is known to be a good indicator of body dissatisfaction... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Five Questions to Determine if You Have an Eating Disorder
While the health care profession in this country acts as warmonger in the ongoing battle against obesity, it is important to not forget that about one-half of adult Americans already are on a diet on any given day. Unfortunately, according to the National Eating Disorders Association, approximately one-quarter of these adults will develop some degree of eating disorder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - February 21, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help adult americans anorexia anorexia nervosa anxiety binge eating british researchers bulimia chronic illness cold intolerance depression diagnostic dilemma diagnostic tool eating disorde Source Type: news

How psychology can beat obesity
Long-term success of gastric operations linked to change of lifestyle and behaviourAs a final precaution, before being cleared for surgery, patients waiting for weight-loss operations in Chester are referred to a bariatric psychologist, Dr Denise Ratcliffe, who assesses whether they understand their eating behaviours and whether they are strong enough to change them.The meetings can be very emotional, as Ratcliffe digs gently away to disclose the causes of the problem."How does the emotional overeating happen?" she asks a morbidly obese 45-year-old woman who has gained weight over the past 20 years, mainly throug...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Gentleman Tags: The Guardian Psychology Obesity Doctors Eating disorders Chester News Health & wellbeing Society UK news Source Type: news

What Not To Say To Someone With Binge Eating Disorder
If you know someone who is struggling with binge eating disorder (BED), then you likely want to be supportive of them. However, even the most well-meaning people can say things that can be hurtful, shame-inducing, and possibly triggering. Keep in mind this list of suggestions as you think of things you shouldn’t say to someone with BED. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 9, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Feelings of Depression and Binge Eating Go Hand in Hand in Teen Girls
12/13/2011, Journal of Adolescent Health, Teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge eating as other girls are, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The reverse is also true: Girls who engage in regular binge eating face double the normal risk of depressive symptoms. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kicking a Food Addiction: Six Points On the Path to Peace
By now the scientific verdict is clear: some foods can spark cravings that rival those of any abused drug. These days, understanding and supports have solidified for the binger, though, and clearer paths to freedom can emerge. These paths often include six predictable points along the way. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 24, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Terese Weinstein Katz, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help abstinence binge eaters binge eating binger culprits drug addict drug binge drunkenness emotions food addiction food binges food habits food log haagen daz havoc overeater o Source Type: news

Slamming the Refrigerator Door on Emotional Eating
Why do we reach for food as a knee-jerk response to stress?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 23, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jeremy Spiegel, M.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Stress alexithymia ben and jerry binge eating binge eating disorder bingeing brie cascade casco bay medical causal link emotional eating french women goose liver health benefits impulsivity ingestion Source Type: news

An Adult Version of Mommy and Me
A new route to healing from eating disorders: Escape your safety zone by taking a trip with Mom read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sheila Himmel Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Happiness Health adult size anorexia anorexic being a teacher binge eating bulimia destination vacation eating out exercise regimen food preparation getaway hillsides meaningful conversation mommy Source Type: news

Are the Side Effects Worth It?
Off-label prescription abuses can "dope" off weight, but at what price?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 17, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Ethics and Morality Health adderall amphetamine antidepressants ball gown binge eating cynics doping Doping and diets effects of amphetamines fda guidelines Fibromyalgia first cousins food intake healthy habits medic Source Type: news

Eating Strange Mixtures of Food
Do you ever find yourself combining random foods together and then overeating or binge eating? This phenomenon, called concocting, has been observed among people who are starving, but rarely investigated among people who eat too much. A new study recently released online found that concocting was common among students with symptoms of binge eating disorder.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 9, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sumati Gupta, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders binge eating disorder butter pickles chocolate peanut butter coffee creamer concoctions cravings drug use eating disorder symptoms food intake hot chocolate mix international journal of eating disorders ketc Source Type: news

Overeating could lead youths down the path of drug addiction: Find out how to improve your teen's diet
"Physicians and parents should be aware that both overeating and binge eating are quite common in adolescents, and these problems put them at risk for other problems, such as drug use", says Kendrin Sonneville, doctor at Boston Children's Hospital. Kids who overeat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secretive food concocting: New characteristic of binge eating identified
A new study suggests food concocting -- the making of strange food mixtures like mashed potatoes and Oreo cookies, frozen vegetables mixed with mayonnaise, and chips with lemon, pork rinds, Italian dressing and salt -- is common among binge eaters. The findings reveal that 1 in 4 survey participants secretly create concoctions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news