Sunday Smörgåsbord

It is once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest ED-related news, research, and more so you don't have to.

Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Healthy Eating.

Cracking the moody brain: The rewards of self starvation.

Kids Who Won't Eat: How to Help Children with Eating Disorders.

Adventures of a manic-depressive web server.

Social Anxiety Sufferers May Have Inaccurate Self Identity.

The woman who can't feel fear may give scientists new insights into PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

Link found between shoplifting and eating disorders in women.  The similarities are especially profound when reading about how the women described the dissociation around shoplifting and their ED--it's a feeling I know well.

Hope When Recovery Seems Impossible.

Seeing My Past Eating Disorder through the Eyes of My Daughter.

The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain: the average woman gains around half a pound.  This only makes those shrill articles about "How to avoid getting the gift of TEH FATZ this season!" more annoying, if that were possible.

Holiday Eating: Getting Rid Of The Guilt & Restriction.

4 Things We Learned About Fat This Year.

What It Means To Fear Food: Q&A With Expert Marcia Herrin.

Fast Food and Sweets Advertised When Children Watch Television.

Scientist Shows Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness.

Eating disorders are an equal opportunity offender: Rates of eating disorders in kids keeps rising.

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Jen said...

Thank you for this weekly summary of the news you've found. The item on shoplifting, I think, was especially important particularly the reaction that folks who do this need treatment and not prison. I hope this perception spreads.

Jenny said...

DeepSeaMuse said...

Thank you for this!!! It is so interesting, so fantastic, and so important to keep up with what is being said out there. :)

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