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

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