Sunday Smorgasbord

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.

{{Sorry the post is late--I had trouble with the internet last night!}}

Your Family Tree Can Reveal Your Risk for Eating Disorders.

Body Image, Bullying & Eating Disorders In The Gay Community.

Moderators and mediators of remission in family-based treatment and adolescent focused therapy for anorexia nervosa.

Starving orangutans might help to better understand obesity and eating disorders in humans.

Wanting To Be Thin Doesn't Cause Anorexia But It's Still Damaging.

Recovery- What happens after Treatment.

Let this make your day– David Attenborough (of Planet Earth fame) reads "What a Wonderful World" to breathtaking scenes.

How A Blood Test Could Improve Your Chances Of Successfully Using Antidepressants.

Genetics of taste and smell: poisons and pleasures.

R.I. Hospital to study body image disorders.

The "War on Obesity" has some serious side effects.

More than 500,000 teenagers in the US suffer from severe eating disorders.

When alcohol and anxiety are a dangerous mix.

By how much will the proposed new DSM-5 criteria increase the prevalence of binge eating disorder?

Norway running out of butter as Scandinavian butter crisis spreads.

Molecular gastronomy- Western dishes combine foods with similar flavor compounds. Eastern dishes do not.

Depression and Binge Eating Linked in Teen Girls.

How the perception of your whole body is affected by the size of your body image.

So you know, how to navigate the online maze of health information.

New Study Finds Self-Criticism to be a Risk Factor for Bulimia in Adolescents.

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1 comment:

Extra Long Tail said...

I love the David Attenborough clips.. I could watch wildlife TV continuously :)

As for the article: "Wanting to be thin doesn't cause anorexia but it's still damaging"... I largely agree with Dr Ravin's analysis and I am glad she wrote about this topic.

Personally, however, I do not believe that anorexia nervosa is caused by any aspect of our culture. I believe that it emanates from within a person and relates to their cognitive style, in combination with various temperament and personality traits. I feel that popular culture is simply a 'red herring'.

Like all mental illnesses, anorexia nervosa presents in the context of our culture, but it is not caused by our culture. This is a huge myth that needs to be quashed if people are ever to properly understand and treat this illness.

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