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.

{{Apologies for brevity- I have a pinched nerve in my right wrist and I can't hardly type. Thankfully there's no pain, but I have very limited movement and feeling in half of my hand.}}

6 types of fat talk described by ED expert Cindy Bulik.

The Fat Gene: why dieters regain the weight. The title is kind of unfortunate since the story has less to do with fat per se and more to do with the set point theory of weight regulation. But alas...

Blood test for early-onset depression looks promising.

Urge Surfing.

Once bitten, twice shy: patients who fear pain adopt behaviors to avoid more pain -- leading to further injury.

Body image, shape, and volumetric assessments using 3D whole body laser scanning and 2D digital photography in females with a diagnosed eating disorder.

DSM-IV versus DSM-5: implementation of proposed DSM-5 criteria in a large naturalistic database.

Subclinical Bulimia Predicts Conduct Disorder in Middle Adolescent Girls.

Dietary conditions and highly palatable food access alter rat cannabinoid receptor expression and binding density.

Cognitive-behavioral guided self-help for eating disorders: Effectiveness and scalability.

Disturbed Eating Severity Scale (DESS) Places Disturbed Eating Risk On A Continuum.

Structural Brain Abnormalities in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Before and After Weight Recovery and Associated Hormonal Changes.

Changes to the food reward circuitry in women with active and weight-restored anorexia.

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Anonymous said...

I love your Sunday Smorgasbord, Carrie :)

I particular like the papers on brain functioning and structure before and after recovery :) The last one on food reward circuitry is also freely available (as all peer-reviewed published research should be, IMHO...).

I'm afraid I cannot get very excited about the 3D scanning and 2D digital photography paper. It leaves me thinking 'so what?' - as does the article on 'fat talk' relating to Cindy Bulik's book. Unlike the papers on brain functioning and brain structure, neither of the body-image-related pieces provide any insight to the mechanism of AN.

I hope you re-gain feeling in your arm ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie,

The link for 'Structural Brain Abnormalities in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Before and After Weight Recovery and Associated Hormonal Changes.' above doesnt seem to actually link to something. What or where does it link to?


Rod McClymont

Carrie Arnold said...

Sorry Rod--epic fail at copy and paste. It's all fixed now. :)

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