Category: Mark Gold

Nutritional Status Affects Cortical Folding: Lessons Learned From Anorexia Nervosa

sketch of the human brain and Cortical Folding Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Cortical folding in the human brain is complex and variable among individuals. It may also reflect pathological functioning with certain abnormalities associated in some developmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, emerging as an early biomarker in imaging genetics studies. Anorexia nervosa, a severe eating disorder, is also linked to substantial [...]
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A Systematic Review of the Genetics and Epigenetics in Eating Disorders

DNA Strand for Genetics in Eating Disorders Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The identification of the first genome-wide significant locus, discussions surrounding epigenetic mechanism involved in linking environmental factors with disease onset and the remarkably progressed genomic discovery in anorexia nervosa have built a solid foundation for future research. In light of the existing body of evidence on genetic and [...]
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Inpatient Medical Stabilization Practices for ARFID Patients Reviewed

Woman Dealing with Trauma with Self-Compassion Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Avoidant/Restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) can lead to impaired growth and significant nutritional deficiencies. In fact, ARFID patients can become so nutritionally compromised that they may require medical stabilization in a hospital. However, treatment of ARFID still remains poorly understood and under-researched. A recent study surveyed physicians in the [...]
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Eating Disorder Prevalence: Is it Higher in the Transgender Community?

Eating Disorders in Transgender Community picture of mountains and a lake Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Research-to-date supports the findings that transgender individuals are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder than the cisgender population. A recent study explored the prevalence rates of eating disorders across diverse gender identity groups in a transgender population. Transgenders and the body image issues Transgender is [...]
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Guidelines Underestimate Antidepressant Withdrawal Effects

Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The systematic review, conducted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence, reported that half of the patients discontinuing antidepressants experienced antidepressant withdrawal symptoms and one fourth have symptoms which they report as severe. The literature review was undertaken to ascertain the incidence, severity, and duration of [...]
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