Sunday Smörgåsbord

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

Perception of emotion and bilateral advantage in women with eating disorders, their healthy sisters, and nonrelated healthy controls.

Rise in male eating disorders tip of iceberg says BEAT.

Predictors of Treatment Acceptance and of Participation in a Randomized Controlled Trial Among Women with Anorexia Nervosa.

Too perfect? Clinical perfectionism in an achievement-oriented society. Audio interview--I haven't finished listening to the entire interview, but it sounds interesting!

How fear perpetuates low food intake in anorexia nervosa.

Ipecac syrup to be behind the counter to reduce abuse.

Dimensions of depression in people with eating disorders.

Bulimia Seems to Weaken Brain's Reward Circuitry.

Development and validation of the Detail and Flexibility Questionnaire (DFlex) in eating disorders.

Sugar substitutes don't fool brains. When task-exhausted, brain's pre-frontal cortex performs better after real sugar.

Predicting non-suicidal self-injury in women with bulimia nervosa.

What could salt and prozac possibly have in common?

The Impact of Bulimic Syndromes, Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Their Comorbidity on Psychosocial Impairment: What Drives Impairment in Comorbidity?

High Levels Of Regular Physical Activity May Be A Useful Intervention To Prevent Panic And Related Disorders. I think this study also shows how exercise dependence functions in many people with eating disorders: previous studies have shown higher levels of anxiety and obsessionality in people with exercise dependence.

Rating of Eating Disorder Severity Interview for Children: Psychometric Properties and Comparison with EDI-2 Symptom Index..

Genetic Association of Recovery from Eating Disorders: The Role of GABA Receptor SNPs.

Gut feelings: the emerging biology of gut-brain communication.

Smoking for weight control and its associations with eating disorder symptomatology.

College students' definitions of an eating "binge" differ as a function of gender and binge eating disorder status.

The role of perfectionism, dichotomous thinking, shape and weight overvaluation, and conditional goal setting in eating disorders.

All the 'Harry Potter' movies relived in a five minute emotional look back. (video)

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Katie said...

I loved the article comparing the controversies on salt and prozac. I have low blood pressure and eat salt like it's going out of fashion (not that I have any evidence that this helps, but my doctor told me it was worth a try and I like salty things!), and I also have consistently dreadful reactions to antidepressants - they make me suicidal and/or manic. I've never been anti-medication though, I've seen how much it helps some people and I think it's ridiculous to generalise and say that meds are always bad/good. I know my reaction to medication wasn't just the depression getting worse because it happened like clockwork every time I tried SSRIs/SNRIs, and I'd never been hypomanic before I was put on venlafaxine. The effect wears off a few weeks after I come back off them. So I don't take any medication now, and I cope reasonably well by using CBT/DBT techniques - but I do worry what would happen if my depression got out of hand again. It would be wonderful if someone could work out exactly how antidepressants work/don't work for some people, so they could predict who would be helped and who would be harmed. Maybe then they could solve the problem of treatment resistant people like myself...

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