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.

What Am I Doing Here? Fantastic read on impostor syndrome.

Optimizing bone health in anorexia nervosa and hypothalamic amenorrhea: new trials and tribulations.

Some Say New York City Health Ads Should Inspire, Not Scare.

Bulimic Behaviors and Alcohol Use: Shared Genetic Influences.

Somatic comorbidity in anorexia nervosa: First results of a 21-year follow-up study on female inpatients.

A design morphology of pasta types.

New research looks at the role of stress hormones in the development of anxiety.

Cost-of-illness studies and cost-effectiveness analyses in eating disorders: A systematic review.

Preference for fatty foods may have genetic roots.

Anorexia patients have different reactions to food pictures compared to controls.

Women’s eating pace linked to the pace of female eating companion.

Reflective Functioning in 70 Patients Suffering from Bulimia Nervosa.

Abnormal Brain Structure In Both Siblings, Even When Addiction Only Affects One.

Influence of Attitudes towards Change and Self-directness on Dropout in Eating Disorders: A 2-Year Follow-up Study.

Young people who fear stigma in small communities can seek mental health help online.

Dopamine deficiency tends to suppress hunger.

How to Pick An Effective Eating Disorder Therapist.

AED statement on body-shaming and other strategies to reduce obesity.

School Food Programs Could Trigger Eating Disorders.

Anxiety, An Appointment with Dread.

Talking With Your Child About Weight.

Our sense of smell affects appetite, pleasure, even our will to live. So why do we dismiss it?

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Kelly said...

I was really confused about what qualifies as "somatic comorbidity" in one of those articles. Couldn't find the definition used for the study.

The Dandelion Girl said...

I found the article regarding dining companion absolutely fascinating as I remember in high school ( I went to an affluent high school ) someone doling out diet pills from a tylenol bottle... and my best friend and myself being named the bulimic barbies (though I didn't purge)... and I know when I go out with people now I'm always timid to get food if no one else is (which is why I love going out with people that love food - hahaha)

It also makes me wonder if having (close?) friends with eating disorders can also influence each person...

HungryMac said...

I can't even begin to imagine answering my child with, "Yes, you are fat." as per the "Talking with your Child About Weight" article. Holy cats. I'm not even sure I have more of a response to give without going into overload.

@The Dandelion Girl - I know I had friends in college who influenced my eating disorder with their own disordered eating patterns.

Alie said...

Thanks for the imposter syndrome article, it's so comforting to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way. It's really great to know that successful, confident women also struggle with those thoughts and feelings.

Mary said...

Thank you for these articles. It's so important to remember that you're not alone when it comes to an eating disorder. I remember when my self image was so depleted, and although it's better now, I still struggle every day. is another great resource, if you're interested.

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