Narcan-maker Opiant abandons bulimia drug
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing medicines for addictions and drug overdose, has halted its trial for a nasal spray designed to treat bulimia nervosa. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed.
There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and most importantly, not avoid it — we often find the path to growth. This path, from finding escape from the distress of life to finding growth in it, is also the journey that underlies the recovery from an eating disorder. “People with eating disorders, like all people, flourish when they feel a sense of agency,” write authors Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano. In their new book, Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed., Laura J. Good...
Source: Psych Central - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Habits Healthy Living Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Trauma Treatment Weight Loss books on how to recover from an Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and psychological risk factors for suicidal behavior among individuals with anorexia and bulimia nervosa: a systematic review - Goldstein A, Gvion Y.
OBJECTIVE: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) and is also elevated in bulimia nervosa (BN). We carried out a systematic review in which we analyzed the relationship between AN and/or BN and suicidality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sanders Trust makes $17M Colorado deal
The Sanders Trust expanded its footprint into Colorado with the purchase of a health care property in Denver. The Birmingham-based company acquired a building from Healthcare Realty for $17 million. That brings the Sanders Trust's footprint up to 26 states in the U.S. The sole tenant in the building is Eating Recovery Center (ERC). ERC is a Denver-based health care company that provides treatment of eati ng disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other unspecified eating disorders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brent Godwin Source Type: news

Sanders Trust makes $17M Colorado deal
The Sanders Trust expanded its footprint into Colorado with the purchase of a health care property in Denver. The Birmingham-based company acquired a building from Healthcare Realty for $17 million. That brings the Sanders Trust's footprint up to 26 states in the U.S. The sole tenant in the building is Eating Recovery Center (ERC). ERC is a Denver-based health care company that provides treatment of eati ng disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other unspecified eating disorders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brent Godwin Source Type: news

Researchers Explore the Genetics of Eating Disorders
Large-scale genomic studies of anorexia and bulimia are turning up clues about the conditions’ development and persistence. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment
Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such asbulimia andanorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood,have been increasing in recent yearsand about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Eating disorders Health Genetics Mental health Society Bulimia Anorexia Young people UCL (University College London) Education Higher education Medical research Science Biology Children UK news Source Type: news

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide attempts in eating disorder subtypes: a meta-analysis of the literature employing DSM-IV, DSM-5, or ICD-10 diagnostic criteria - Mandelli L, Arminio A, Atti AR, De Ronchi D.
BACKGROUND: Quantification of suicidal risk in specific populations is important for the adoption of targeted prevention and harm reduction measures. Though there remains little systematic evidence, risk of suicide attempts for bulimia nervosa (BN) and bin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two
Romantic partners of someone with an eating disorder often want to help, but simply don ’ t know how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Mental Health and Disorders Bulimia Weight Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Dating and Relationships Food Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Eating Disorders and the Brain
Eating disorders are biologically based brain illnesses influenced by environmental and psychological factors. Environmental risk factors for developing an eating disorder include weight and appearance pressures, media messaging, and weight bullying. Biological factors include dieting/food exposure, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, and hormones (notably estrogen). Psychological factors include stress, life transitions, identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. While risk factors predispose certain individuals to eating disorders, precipitating factors such as significantly altering how one eats or s...
Source: Psych Central - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Bullying Children and Teens Eating Disorders Neuroscience Psychology Women's Issues Body Dysmorphia Body Image bulimia. food addiction Source Type: news

Anorexic vegan, 27, who weighed just five stone makes a full recovery thanks to yoga
Lydia Davies, from Surrey, suffered from both anorexia and bulimia after becoming obsessed with losing weight when she turned vegan out of guilt over eating too many Easter eggs in 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhanced CBT for Patients With Eating Disorders Enhanced CBT for Patients With Eating Disorders
Is CBT-E an effective treatment for adults with an eating disorder? This review examined the latest evidence for its efficacy in bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and transdiagnostic samples.Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person ’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Personal Health: Recognizing Eating Disorders in Time to Help
Experts say an eating disorder should not be considered normal adolescent behavior, and they urge adults to try to stop the problem before it becomes entrenched. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Eating Disorders Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Weight Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Source Type: news

Book Review: Ending The Diet Mindset
A quick survey of obesity statistics and annual spending on diet and weight loss products in this country tells us two things: we have a crisis of obesity, and the way in which we are attempting to treat it is not working. According to Becca Clegg, a psychotherapist, eating disorder specialist and author of Ending The Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Healthy and Balanced Relationship with Food and Body Image the reason is that diets cause us to eat more, not less. “Dieting leads us to feel terrible about ourselves, belittles our self-worth, decreases our motivation, and harms our bodies in the process,” writes...
Source: Psych Central - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Diet Book diet mindset ending diets Source Type: news

The relationship between body mass index, binge eating disorder and suicidality - Brown KL, LaRose JG, Mezuk B.
BACKGROUND: While restrictive and compensatory eating disorders (e.g. anorexia and bulimia) are associated with elevated risk of suicide, less is known about binge eating disorder (BED). There is suggestive evidence of a U-shaped relationship between body ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nursery worker with 32GG breasts says NHS is denying her surgery
Jenna Todd, 27, from Glasgow, says she has had 100 doctors' appointments to try to get reduction surgery for her 32GG chest, which causes her agony and left her with bulimia in her early 20s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
(Elsevier) Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States. The new estimates were based on a nationally representative sample of 36,309 adults -- the largest national sample of US adults ever studied. The findings estimate that 0.80 percent of US adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 0.28 percent will be affected by bulimia nervosa; and 0.85 percent will be affected by binge eating disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia
Women with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia may also experience significant trouble sleeping, suggests a small study in Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Male bulimia: 'I told myself, boys eat a lot'
Tom Pollock says he didn't realise he had an eating disorder because he didn't 'fit the stereotype'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Major League Baseball reveals anorexia and bulimia battle
Mike Marjama, 28, catcher for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, shared his story of overcoming eating disorders that began in middle school in a short documentary released this week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Mindful Eating
How long does it take you to eat lunch? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk or in front of the TV, realizing that you have no recollection of what you’ve eaten? If so, you’re not alone. We live in a busy world, where fast is expected. This impacts us in all areas, including the way we eat. Mindless eating does not necessarily imply a disorder needing psychiatric assistance. It is a habit that many of us employ when we’re simply not paying attention. In Mindful Eating, Jan Chozen Bays, MD shares how to have a better relationship with food through mindful eating. S...
Source: Psych Central - March 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Weight Loss books about eating mindful eating Source Type: news

Book Review: The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating
Do you eat because you are hungry? While our automatic response may be “yes, of course,” many of us, in fact, eat due to stress or to deal with other unwanted emotions. The truth is, the choice to eat is not always about physical hunger. Perhaps the biggest challenge with a food addiction is that it is relatively acceptable when compared with other substance addictions. It is possible to be an emotional eater without anyone ever knowing about it. It does not impact your ability to drive a car, and likely will not result in financial ruin. Coworkers probably won’t notice because they, too, are grabbing don...
Source: Psych Central - February 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia DBT Eating Disorders Mindfulness Self-Help Stress eating and DBT eating better eating mindfulness Emotional Eating Source Type: news

Book Review: It ’ s Not What You ’ re Eating, It ’ s What ’ s Eating You
We live in a weight-obsessed world. Not only are we exposed to a constant barrage of images of the “perfect body,” but when it comes to attaining it we tend to focus on all the wrong things. We cut our carbohydrate intake, follow any exercise program that promises quick results, and even resort to fasting if we have to – all to attain the body that promises happiness. But, according to Shari Brady, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders and is herself recovered from anorexia, achieving freedom from eating disorders starts with stopping the focus on food as the answer to life...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Parenting Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Carbohydrate Intake Losing Weight Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may reduce eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
(University of Nottingham) New research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS eating disorder services badly failing patients
Health service ombudsman publishes damning report into young woman ’s death from anorexia Related items fromOnMedica Bulimia nervosa Anorexia nervosa Eating disorders in women more common during midlife than expected Charity says GPs 'failing' patients with eating disorders Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Treating Eating Disorders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Treating Eating Disorders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders in children and adolescents. Review current evidence-based approaches for these young patients in this article.Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

How Glenn Close, Billy Crystal and a S.F. nonprofit are conquering a 'last frontier'
“Dear teacher — the worst scars are the ones you can’t see. Depression is an illness. Anxiety is an illness. Anorexia is an illness. Bulimia is an illness. … Please stop telling me that I am healthy when you can’t see what goes on inside my head. “Dear teacher — I hate math. I hate hi story. I hate French. I hate chemistry. But most of all, I hate myself. Dear teacher — why do the words hurt so bad?” Those are the words of Kayla Kitchen, a student at Holden High School in Orinda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How Glenn Close, Billy Crystal and a S.F. nonprofit are conquering a 'last frontier'
“Dear teacher — the worst scars are the ones you can’t see. Depression is an illness. Anxiety is an illness. Anorexia is an illness. Bulimia is an illness. … Please stop telling me that I am healthy when you can’t see what goes on inside my head. “Dear teacher — I hate math. I hate hi story. I hate French. I hate chemistry. But most of all, I hate myself. Dear teacher — why do the words hurt so bad?” Those are the words of Kayla Kitchen, a student at Holden High School in Orinda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'
It could make people with bulimia feel they are "not ill enough", one woman with anorexia says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Ruminating Becomes a Problem
Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you. “We are evolutionarily wired to obsess,” according to psychiatrist Britton Arey, M.D. We are wired to se...
Source: Psych Central - September 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders Distressing Thoughts Mindfulness Negative Thinki Source Type: news

Eating disorders and suicidality: what we know, what we don't know, and suggestions for future research - Smith AR, Zuromski KL, Dodd DR.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), and suicidal behavior is elevated in bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) relative to the general population. This paper reviews the suicidality lite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft
Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Eating disorders linked to history of theft
(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone
I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Though I won’t go into much detail in this article, note that there will be a few spoilers ahead. You should also note that To the Bone contains potential triggers — as do the heated responses to it on the social media. So check in with yourself regularly, as I ended up needing to do, if you decide to watch the film and participate in those debates afterwards. To the Bone ...
Source: Psych Central - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Healthy Living Treatment Food Addiction Inaccurate Portrayals media Movies Netlfix Personal Growth recovery To the Bone Source Type: news

Book Review: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook
Our society continues to be obsessed with body image and body shaming. Young girls and boys are placed at a disadvantage if they feel they do not measure up, and often feel they have to conform to societies “ideal” body shape. Authors Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb write that their book, 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder can be useful for anyone who has self-defeating or destructive food- or weight-related behaviors. Readers do not need to have a formal eating disorder diagnosis to benefit from the workbook. “Everyone’s journey of healing and recovery is unique,” write Co...
Source: Psych Central - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paula Lopez Tags: Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders Self-Help Source Type: news

Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders
Pressure for body perfection on the rise in men of all ages Related items fromOnMedica Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Charity says GPs 'failing' patients with eating disorders Eating disorders in women more common during midlife than expected (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Model says having big boobs saved her from bulimia
Leia Parker, 20, from Bracknell, developed bulimia at 13 and her weight fell to six-and-a-half stone. At the age of 18, she decided to get breast implants - which she says led to her gaining weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian and bulimic
Priyesh Vyas hid his bulimia because of the pressure to be a "strong Asian man". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulimia battle
Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, says his struggle is far from over. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How bulimics' brains are different
The brains of women with bulimia respond differently to stress and food compared with women without the eating disorder, according to two separate MRI studies that published this month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulimia brains 'use food to avoid negative thoughts'
Scans showed a decrease in blood flow to one particular region of the brain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brains of bulimic women respond differently to food
A recent study by the American Psychological Association suggests that women with bulimia nervosa may use food to avoid negative thoughts about themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brains of bulimic people may react differently to food cues
New brain scan study shows that brains of women with bulimia process food cues differently, possibly explaining why acute stress causes them to binge eat. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Brain responds differently to food rewards in bulimia nervosa
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts of purging to avoid weight gain. The findings further define specific brain mechanisms involved in eating disorders and could help lead to new treatment therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news