Effects of Calorie Transparency in Menus on Eating Disorders

Girls eating and glad about calorie counts on menus Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Dining out can be a difficult experience for women who have eating disorders. Restaurants can bring about feelings of anxiety and uncertainty due to a wide selection of menu choices, variations in meal preparation, and other external factors. In the past several years, some restaurants have started [...]
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Why Transgender People Are More Likely to Develop an Eating Disorder

Women who Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Transgender People An extensive survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health sampled nearly 300,000 U.S. college students about their self-reported eating disorder diagnoses and compensatory behaviors [1]. The researchers found that 15% of the transgender people surveyed reported an eating disorder diagnosis within [...]
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Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder

Lady frustrated with Obesity The size, weight, and shape of all bodies are different, with no two alike, even if they are both struggling with disordered eating. Even so, research does indicate that there is an association between obesity and binge eating disorder (BED). The Term “Obesity” Obesity is a controversial term these days, with many stating that it [...]
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FDA Approved Medicines for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

Person concerned with Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes Treating Binge Eating Disorder is not a realm where medication-assisted treatment is common. While medication can support co-occurring disorders, less information is known about whether or not medication specifically treats the eating disorder behavior alone. This has recently changed, as research has begun to find certain medications effective in treating Binge Eating Disorder (BED), specifically. [...]
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Prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder

College social anxiety Binge eating disorder (BED) has only recently gained recognition as an official diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-V). According to the National Eating Disorder Association, BED is a severe, yet treatable eating disorder characterized by: recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the [...]
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Unique Concerns of Diabetes and Binge Eating Disorder

Two girls sleeping Researchers in Rio d Janeiro, Brazil, with the State Institute Diabetes and Endocrinology, are recommending routine screening for eating disorder symptoms in the care of people with type 2 diabetes. This recommendation comes after the researchers, led by Marcelo Papelbaum, MD, Ph.D., examined the impact of glycemic control in a group of patients with type [...]
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Bulimia Recovery

Woman trying a knew hobby For those suffering from Bulimia, the disorder takes hold of their minds and daily life in a way that disables them to live fully and with awareness. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a valuable tool for Bulimia recovery. According to Hudson, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides patients with an alternative to attempting to [...]
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