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.

My dear friend Charlotte and her daughter Georgie are featured in this Telegraph (UK) article (it's the only part of it worth reading, between the photos and the comments, yikes).

Genetics Complicate Recovery from Eating Disorders.

Should I Ask About Eating? Patients' Disclosure of Eating Disorder Symptoms and Help-seeking Behaviour.

Leaving the sport, gaining an eating disorder.

Components of Shame and Eating Disturbance Among Clinical and Non-clinical Populations.

Two Friends Help Others With Eating Disorders.

Differential Neural Responses to Food Images in Women with Bulimia versus Anorexia Nervosa.

Woman's death a wake-up call for Nevadans. It would be nice if media stories could get beyond the idea that eating disorders are more than a way to manipulate body weight, though. They're not really helping the major argument of the piece that EDs are real illnesses whose treatment needs to be covered by insurance. Sigh.

Factors Associated with Emotional Well-being in Primary and Secondary Caregivers of Patients with Eating Disorders.

Genes play key role in making people susceptible to eating disorders.

Physical appearance as a measure of social ranking: The role of a new scale to understand the relationship between weight and dieting.

Why Comfort Foods Are So Comforting.

Motivation-focused Treatment for Eating Disorders: A Sequential Trial of Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with and without Preceding Motivation-Focused Therapy.

Is The Idea Of Health At Every Size Just Permission To Be Fat?

Disgust Sensitivity and Anorexia Nervosa.

Does Rehab Work as a Treatment for Alcoholism and Other Addictions? You could write similar things about ED treatment, too.

Serum amylase in bulimia nervosa and purging disorder: Differentiating the association with binge eating versus purging behavior.

Social Programs to Reduce Stress May Also Lower Obesity.

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1 comment:

Fiona Marcella said...

The Telegraph article, while it could have been 100% better (and was better in the actual paper than on-line) wasn't much different to the rest of the British press' response to the story. It's a great pity as it is a story which should have been used to spread real knowledge instead of silly stereotypes. At least some of the backlash has been good - this one could well have done without the picture and would have been better had they let the first interviewee have the last word. This one is good

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