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.

Binge-eating and depression go together in teens.

Who pays for treatment of eating disorders?

Theory of mind in bulimia nervosa.

New specialist eating disorders unit in Scotland months behind schedule.

Experts urge BMI method for calculating weight in kids with eating disorders. It's better than throwing darts, but I think clinicians should use information from growth charts whenever available.

Racial/ethnic differences in adults in randomized clinical trials of binge eating disorder.

Great piece on Hope and Full Recovery.

The Starving Brain--FINALLY a magazine article about EDs that actually *gets it*!!!

Everyone has reasons for NOT getting treatment...but that doesn't mean we can't shake it off and move forward.

The usual results: dieting leads to putting on weight later.

Royal Society Christmas brain lectures available worldwide.

Totally unrelated to anything ED, but...what happened to "British accents" in 1776 America.

Tired of all the weight loss ads and diet products being thrown in your face? So is she...

More Examples of Women as Food as Women.

A call for better guidelines in diagnosing and treating childhood eating disorders.

On why guilt and shame don't work in anti-obesity ads.

Article highlights the troubles of EDNOS-- great to see this getting press coverage!

Living a healthy life may or MAY NOT include weight loss, study finds.

The American Dietetic Association gets a new name.

Drawing mental illness – just amazing.

Internet cognitive behavioral therapy for binge eating.

Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder is Often Flawed.

Sad lonely lady rats may really eat their feelings.

Bracing for the Fake Sugar Rush.

Discourage teens to engage in frequent self weighing as per this research.

Why change is so hard and what you can do to make it easier.

Selective Attention of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa While Looking at Pictures of Their Own Body and the Bodies of Others: An Exploratory Study.

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Extra Long Tail said...

Thanks Carrie :)

I really enjoyed the article "The Starving Brain". For once, a women's magazine had a sensible, balanced - and moreover evidence-based article about EDs.

Interesting article about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I show virtually none of the characteristics of BPD and have never been diagnosed with the condition, but I know many people who have been diagnosed with it while they are in recovery from anorexia nervosa (AN). This is because they self-harm, have urges to binge eat, don't know who they are (etc.). But I would suggest this is fairly typical behaviour for someone in recovery from AN - and wears off as weight is maintained and eating stabilises.

Thanks for the link to the Royal Society Christmas lectures. I watched all of these and they were brilliant. I was wanting to watch some of them again :)

The Dandelion Girl said...

I actually wrote about the shaming and guilt being used in those obesity ads. If you actually look at it, as the money being spent on those types of campaigns has been increasing (did you know it's been proposed to increase the budget by $10 BILLION??) obesity has been on the rise. While the two are obviously proportionate - the correlation is harder to verify... What's more interesting is that as people that we see publicly have been getting smaller and smaller (determined by looking at the top ten actress of the last 6 decades, using their weights listed on their comp cards -- also verified by a research study) -- the weight of the population norm has been rising (as has the number of people diagnosed with eating disorders)... By having the people on TV and in films -- who we are supposed to be able to relate to increasingly getting smaller, we're in a way subtly being shamed as well... I think these are links that undoubtedly need to be further examined. Especially since one of the results of shaming could very be an emotional reaction that could lead to binge eating and overconsumption

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