Sunday Smorgasbord

Sorry for the deficit of posts this week as I've been sick (but am on the mend after much napping yesterday!), but I couldn't deprive ya'll of your weekly smorgasbord. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my broiled scallops and flounder for dinner tonight!

Dieting: The High of Hunger

Teaching about diet and exercise can promote anti-fat bias

Starving in a World of Plenty

Brain stimulation may reduce food cravings in bulimia

A 'manorexic' male mannequin (I'm just shaking my head at this, for any number of reasons...)

Decreased food intake by people with AN is related to cognitive inhibition and not differences in taste sensations

Relationships among injury and disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density in high school athletes

Early response to antidepressant treatment in bulimia nervosa

Saying "good-bye" to your Gremlins

Anorexia nervosa: towards an integrative neuroscience model (I would love to see a full text version of this...hint is

DBT with a CBT module may be a useful treatment for women with borderline personality disorder and eating disorders

Never Place a Period Where God Has Placed a Comma (from the always-awesome Therese Borchard at Beyond Blue)

Out, damn'd decision: Hand washing helps us live with our choices (if this were true for hand-washing OCD, I would be easily able to live with any of my choices for the next milennium...)

'You can't bully me out of my skinny jeans!'

How do therapists decide which therapeutic orientation they prefer?

PTSD Can Stem From Trauma-Induced Changes To Genes (a random fun fact: the lead investigator of this story was going to be my PhD advisor had I decided to pursue a degree in epidemiology)

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Cathy (UK) said...

I'm glad you're on the mend Carrie, and that you 'allowed' yourself to ditch the unnecessary guilt and to 'give in' to illness...

1. Re. "Starving in a World of Plenty": Walter Van den Broek hypothesises - "With impaired function of the medial temporal lobe, anorexics are unable to update their body image, and so even as their bodies waste away, they still see themselves as “fat”."

Yes, but many low weight anorexic individuals DON'T see themselves as 'fat'. I never did. I saw myself as skeletally thin, just as everyone else did. The problem was that I couldn't stop my compulsive restricting and over-exercising, irrespective of my thinness.

2. 'Manorexic' male mannequin... YUCK!! It's yuck because first, the silly made-up word 'manorexic' is used, and yuck because the hypothesis that thin male mannequins may cause EDs is farfetched.

3. Injury, disordered eating... in high school athletes. An interesting study, especially given that it is prospective/longitudinal. The data are rather predictable. If a person doesn't eat adequately to repair exercise-induced damage to the musculo-skeletal system then the system will fail!.

4. Integrative neuroscience model of AN: I can probably send that to you...

5. Skinny jeans... Such an unflattering garment... Skinny jeans make skinny people look even thinner and alien-like, and bigger people look very uncomfortable. I wore them back in the 1980s when I was a teenager and they were 'in vogue'. I was seriously teased for having matchstick legs and my nickname became 'pink panther' when I purchased a pair of pink jeans.

Margarita Tartakovsky said...

Hi Carrie! Glad you're feeling better. And that dinner sounds sooo yummy. :)

Thank you so much for linking to my post on hunger on Weightless. You know I'm a huge fan of your blog, and it means a lot to have you link to that post.

As always, I enjoyed your Sunday Smorgasbord. I particularly liked the post you linked to on saying goodbye to our Gremlins.

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