Sunday Smorgasbord

It's that time of the week again- the Sunday Smorgasbord! I'm going to try the smorgasbord like I did last week, with more links and less in-depth coverage. Please be sure to let me know what you think of the different format in the comments setting. Thanks!

Fruit fly tongues and feeding behaviors

In class, in treatment: Treating EDs in college

Gene variations in endurance athletes

Emily Program SpeakUP Web Rally on ED Insurance Coverage

Why the body isn't thirsty at night

Bulimia patients show altered body schema and self-representations

Chronological sequences of specific eating and anxiety disorders

Patterns and prevalence of disordered eating and weight control behaviors in women ages 25-45
Caffeine consumption among eating disorder patients: Epidemiology, motivations, and potential of abuse

BBC Breakfast speaks with 12-year-old recovering from anorexia

ED patients show signs of humanity as they have improved self-esteem when treated kindly

Melissa (of the blog Finding Melissa) presents with Prof Janet Treasure in London- click here to download audio and video versions of the talk.

The upside of depression

How the addition of BED may affect employers and insurers

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3 comments:

Cathy (UK) said...

The video interview with the 12-yr old in recovery from anorexia nervosa is very interesting to me. It's almost a replica of my own feelings, when, as a 12-yr old I was also diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. She describes:

"I felt different, alienated..."

Yep, that was exactly how I felt.
I felt I was very different to other girls of my age. I had none of their interests - in fashion, make-up, going out etc. Instead I was interested in 'nerdy' stuff and teased for being a 'geek'.

Finding Melissa said...

I really related to the difficulties of arriving at university with an eating disorder and thought that this post - http://www.findingmelissa.co.uk/2009/11/college-triggers/ - might add some personal insight into the debate.

In my third year, I was sectionned, and my university allowed me to complete this year on a part time basis. This was very important to me: I thought that I wouldn't go back if I left; yet I couldn't manage a full time degree.

I imagine that it's hard to come up with a policy that works for everyone, but I would hate to think about what would have happened had I been forced to leave my degree and fallen totally under the eating disorder's control.

Anonymous said...

I like the old version of Sunday smorgasbord better.

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