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May 22, 2015

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Anorexia Nervosa: New Research Underlines Importance of Getting Help Before Chronicity Sets in

Feb. 7, 2015 — A new study is the first to observe effects suggesting that the longer one suffers from active anorexia nervosa, the more likely they are to show disorder-relevant alterations in DNA ... read more

Eating Disorders Linked With Financial Difficulties in Female Students

Feb. 16, 2015 — Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research. Conversely, the study also found that having ... read more

FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Feb. 2, 2015 — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults, a ... read more

Involuntary Hospitalization of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa in Extreme Situations Can Save Their Lives

Jan. 12, 2015 — Involuntary hospitalization of patients with anorexia nervosa in extreme situations can save their lives, experts report. Anorexia nervosa affects 0.5%-1% of women during their lifetimes, and about ... read more

Brain Research Reveals New Hope for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa

Dec. 3, 2014 — Researchers used state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure. Their novel findings obtained by measuring ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Urge to Binge Eat

Nov. 13, 2014 — The Alzheimer's drug memantine may perform double-duty helping binge eaters control their compulsion. Researchers have demonstrated that memantine, a neuroprotective drug, may reduce the ... read more

Primary Care Docs Diagnose, but Don't Refer, Eating Disorders

Nov. 18, 2014 — Research suggests more referrals are needed from primary care doctors to mental health professionals when dealing with eating ... read more

Oct. 15, 2014 — Eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later ... read more

Childhood Eating Difficulties Could Be a Sign of Underlying Psychological Issues

Oct. 8, 2014 — Parents are being warned by scientists that difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, as they have found that restrictive behaviors can appear before ... read more

Oct. 7, 2014 — Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein ... read more

Who Are the Men, Boys Suffering from Anorexia?

Sep. 29, 2014 — The current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys has been the focus of recent study. "Our results show that certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to ... read more

Self-Compassion Key to Positive Body Image, Coping

Sep. 29, 2014 — Women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index and are better able to handle personal disappointments and setbacks in their ... read more

Family-Based Therapies Can Treat Anorexia in Teens, Study Finds

Sep. 24, 2014 — Two different family-based therapies are both effective at combating anorexia nervosa in teenagers, according to the largest study ever to compare two such treatments for the life-threatening eating ... read more

New Estrogen-Based Compound Suppresses Binge-Like Eating Behavior in Female Mice

Aug. 26, 2014 — The hormone estrogen can specifically trigger brain serotonin neurons to inhibit binge eating in female mice, researchers report. They add that this result is consistent with data in humans. "We ... read more

Patients With Eating Disorders Have Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

Aug. 26, 2014 — An association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases has been observed in people with different genetic backgrounds. These findings support the link between immune-mediated ... read more

Anorexia Fueled by Pride About Weight Loss, Study Suggests

Aug. 4, 2014 — Those in a new study being treated for anorexia not only suffered with negative emotions but also felt emotionally positive, having a sense of pride over being able to maintain and exceed their ... read more

Eating Disorders and Depression in Athletes: Does One Lead to the Other?

July 15, 2014 — Sport is a proven contributor to high self-esteem, confidence, positive outlook and good health. It would be reasonable to assume then that athletes have higher than average protection from ... read more

Does Food Addiction Exist? Research Finds Food Addicts Lacking Psychological Inhibition

June 12, 2014 — Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of ... read more

Creatures of Habit: Disorders of Compulsivity Share Common Pattern, Brain Structure

May 29, 2014 — People affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and similarities in brain structure, according to new research. ... read more

Mindfulness: Think Before You Eat and Make Healthier Choices

May 7, 2014 — Making individuals more aware of their eating behaviour (mindfulness) can lead to healthier choices and help prevent emotional eating. The link between food consumption and psychological wellbeing ... read more

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