Monday Smorgasbord

It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord (this time appearing on a Monday since I fell asleep last night before I had a chance to finish the post!), where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-releated news, research, and more, so you don't have to.

The Truth About College Weight Gain. The Freshman 15 is a myth--the average person only gains 3 pounds.

Fear foods aren't exclusive to eating disorders. Duke University researchers help adult picky eaters introduce new foods.

Anorexia Is Not Only About What She Sees in the Mirror.

ACT and how we get stuck in the happiness trap.

Inequality, Health Disparities, & Obesity.

Recovery projects to help you tackle various stages of eating disorders.

Eating disorders in the twenty-first century.

An amazing pinboard of positive self esteem, body, recovery, confidence, and beautiful books.

Laboratory evaluation in patients with anorexia nervosa: usefulness and limits.

Treatment of Children with Mental Illness.

Prevalence of Personality Disorders and Their Clinical Correlates in Outpatient Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa.

'Biggest Loser' Not Healthy. Stigmatizes overweight folks & offers redemption via drastic weight loss, says scientist. Blogger says "No shit, Sherlock."

An Update on Hospitalization for Eating Disorders 1999-2009. Free and full text.

Assessing rumination in eating disorders: Principal component analysis of a minimally modified ruminative response scale.

Defining What it Means to Be "Recovered."

Binge Eating Disorder and body image perception among university students.

Do Deficits in Brain Cannabinoids Contribute to Eating Disorders?

Starvation and emotion regulation in anorexia nervosa.

Objectified body consciousness in relation to recovery from an eating disorder.

Evaluating the quality of websites relating to diet and eating disorders.

Decoding eating disorder myths, risks.

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j.m.r. said...

:)"No shit..."

Abby said...

I find it interesting/frustrating at times when I read things like the "defining what it means to be recovered" link you added. First of all, all great links, so it's not that. It's the fact that some of the criteria for being "recovered" are things that an average woman who has never struggled with an eating disorder couldn't check off a list on her own.

-Feeling good about her body image
-Not feeling any guilt after overeating or not exercising
-not changing eating habits in a social setting, etc.

Yes, these things are an important part of recovery, but they're also things many people face that haven't dealt with an ED. I think it can kind of frustrate those who are struggling when they can't attain all of the different levels that are often listed. Don't get me wrong--I know what's normal and what's disordered and know I have a long way to go, but sometimes I think perfection is expected with progress is so individual.

Anyway, great round-up, as always.

Jennifer said...

Reading through the recovery project list left me exhausted! However, many of the suggestions seem quite good. Perhaps working on this with a therapist or sponsor would be a valuable way to make progress...

hm said...

The objectified body consciousness article interested me. I have often told my therapist that I do not feel like my body is at all a part of me- it is more like a toy- to be dressed up, made up, played with (on a good day), tortured, starved, cut, thrown aside (on a bad day). It's just like this THING I'm stuck in. I have never thought to ask my non-ed friends and/or family if they feel this way as well- I wonder?

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