Sunday Smörgåsbord

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

Do We Really Want To Change? Change means having to hate your symptoms. The blog is about relationships, but it's very appropriate to those of us with EDs and/or addiction.

FEAST announces its Volunteers of the Year!

Guardian Science weekly podcast: the science of Ikea, and more. Nope, not related to EDs, but nonetheless fun.

Enough is Enough: When you need to tell the tyrant and other self doubts to shut up.

Low calorie sweetener may not increase satiety, suggests study.

Weight loss's link to better health questioned.


Conquering food addiction.

Do Eating and Money Disorders Share Commonalties?

EDs often exist in combination with other harmful pursuits and unhealthy mentality in patients.

Screening for anorexia nervosa via measurement of serum leptin levels.

Quality of Eating Disorders Websites: What Adolescents and Their Families Need to Know.

Gender differences in perceptions of the severity and prevalence of eating disorders.

Affect consciousness and eating disorders: Short term stability and subgroup characteristics. Wikipedia article on affect consciousness.

Eating in eating disorders. Yes, there's a link.

The emotional regulatory features of bulimic episodes and compulsive exercise in muscle dysmorphia.

Improvement and Emergence of Insulin Restriction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes.

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Cathy (UK) said...

For some reason I cannot download full papers from my home computer at the moment, which is intensely annoying, so I will have to wait to read the full paper "Eating in Eating Disorders" - which looks really interesting.

The leptin paper also looks interesting, although the data are hardly unexpected given that serum leptin level depends upon the magnitude of body fat stores and energy balance. If leptin were used to diagnose AN it would also diagnose AN in some very lean athletes who don't possess the psychological characteristics of AN, and it would neglect anorexic behaviours in individuals at higher weights.

Some of the newspaper articles are so badly analysed bu the authors. Take the paper 'EDs often exist in combination with other harmful pursuits and unhealthy mentality in patients'. Nothing new in the title. But the journalist describes a case of the development of AN then erroneously categorises it as a "guiding quest for perfection". Grrr. AN is too often inaccurately described as a 'quest for perfection'. IMO the Eating and Money Disorders article is equally bad.

I must admit that I prefer original, peer-reviewed papers than a journalist's spin on a paper or condition, unless, like you Carrie, the journalist knows what they're talking about.

hm said...

The article on men and women and their perceptions was interesting- and makes me really grateful for my husband, who has, not once during this recovery process, NEVER rolled his eyes or said "Just eat!" to me.

And who doesn't love bubbles??? That was fun. We all need more "play" time in life.

hm said...

Oops- Did I just use a double negative? Whatever. I have a sweet sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

the link about change is initeresting...the first step in everyones recovery should be acceptance in everything that recovery has to offer and everything it brings. this is the setting stage step for a positive recovery

Voice in Recovery said...

Thank you so much for sharing my post!!!

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