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.

Treatment of binge eating disorder.

An eleven site national quality improvement evaluation of adolescent medicine-based eating disorder programs: predictors of weight outcomes at one year and risk adjustment analyses.

Eating disorders seem to be as prevalent in Asia as they are in the U.S.

Neuroscience and eating disorders: The allocentric lock hypothesis.

Young Children Not Immune From Eating Disorders.

Treatment of anorexia nervosa against the patient's will: ethical considerations.

"Dieters can be so preoccupied with rules that they lose touch with feelings of hunger and fullness."

Restraint of appetite and reduced regional brain volumes in anorexia nervosa: a voxel-based morphometric study.

“But you don’t LOOK anorexic...”

Food Addiction, Nutritionism, & Intuitive Eating in the Prevention & Treatment of BED: From Science to Application.

Recovering from an Eating "Oops".
Keeping One's Eyes On The Goal Despite Stress.
Watch Cindy Bulik's talk on YouTube: "Hip Hop or Viennese Waltz? The Complex Dance of Genes and Environment in Eating Disorders."
A mother’s food choice can shape baby’s palate, research shows.
Bacteria that live on the Atkins Diet.
Impulsivity, addiction, and your synapses.
Farm-Fresh Food May Have Shaped The Modern Mouth.
For Some, Psychiatric Troubles May Begin With the Thyroid.
In Anorexia Nervosa, Inner Conflicts Over The 'Real' Self Have Treatment Implications.

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Laura said...

I generally really liked Bulik's talk, but were you a little distressed that the only images shown to represent anorexia were EXTREMELY emaciated people? Doesn't it disturb you a little bit that it doesn't represent the anorexic who isn't emaciated?

hm said...

Good article and authentic/inauthentic self(ves). I have begun, much of the time, to frame much of my resistance to treatment as a sort of "identifying w/the aggressor/abuser" in my head rather than as my own desires and wishes. My authentic self gets so exhausted from the constant intense battling in there that it starts siding w/the inauthentic self just to take a break from the fight.

Anonymous said...

Loved Ilona's blog post about struggling when "not looking anorexic". It's so on point. That period of limbo between when the body has improved but the brain has not caught up is incredibly difficult to deal with and not relapse.

I was sorry to see in one of the comments though the notion once again that anorexia is not even a disease and to claim such is further proof of dishonesty and denial. Why is it that if the brain malfunctions, it's our fault and if the pancreas for example malfunctions, it's a disease?

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