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August 30, 2016

Researchers Find Potential Breakthrough in Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment

May 10, 2016 — A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, ... read more

Do Anorexia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigues Share a Common Cause?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin, according to researchers. They speculate that all three disorders may be caused by antibodies to ... read more

School Affects Girls' Chances of Being Diagnosed With an Eating Disorder

Apr. 20, 2016 — After allowing for other factors, a joint UK-Swedish team finds that the school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. More eating disorders occur in those ... read more

Anorexia-Like Condition in Mice Triggered by Combination of Genetic Risk, Stress, Dieting

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new mouse model has been described, featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers ... read more

Parents' Binge Eating, Restrictive Feeding Practices May Be Reactions to Kids' Emotions

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at ... read more

Brain Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms, Improve Decision-Making in People With Anorexia

Mar. 23, 2016 — Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new ... read more

Mental Health Conditions Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Jan. 12, 2016 — Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study. Bariatric surgery is an accepted ... read more

Confident Body, Confident Child: Breakthrough Parent Training Program Shows Promise in Promoting Body Satisfaction and Healthy Eating

Jan. 7, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children ... read more

Brain Tumor Revealed by Treatment-Resistant Depression

Dec. 23, 2015 — A woman who was thought to have treatment-resistant depression was later found to have a tumor in her brain, according to a recent ... read more

Call to Regulate Starvation of 'Paris Thin' Models

Dec. 21, 2015 — Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women -- including ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it's not only the victims who could be at ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and ... read more

Teens With Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents Are Included in Treatment

Sep. 18, 2015 — Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a new ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Eating 'on the Go' Could Lead to Weight Gain, New Research Finds

Aug. 20, 2015 — Dieters who eat 'on the go' may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity, new research shows. The findings from the study also showed that ... read more

When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

Aug. 6, 2015 — When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, ... read more

Depression, Personality Disorders Drive Psych Patients to Euthanasia

July 27, 2015 — Depression and personality disorders are the most common diagnoses among Belgian psychiatric patients requesting help to die, on the grounds of unbearable suffering, finds new ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new ... read more

Eating Disorders: Ovarian Hormones Play Genes Like a Fiddle, Research Finds

July 15, 2015 — A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. An eating disorder expert has made monumental strides in deciphering how these factors ... read more

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