The ketogenic diet is only one of the most recent options in the rotation of the notorious fad diets. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics holds the position that the use of the keto diet may be used to treat epilepsy in children. The ketogenic diet has no established benefit for other populations and [...] Read More
Contributor: Colleen O’Sullivan, RDN at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Researchers, medical doctors, and the mental health community know a great deal about the disease of anorexia and the study of anorexia. It is characterized by vast weight loss, fear of weight gain, and intense denial on the part of the individual with the illness. [...] Read More
Contributor: Montecatini Team at Montecatini Is there a relationship between having a disability and having an eating disorder? While there is little research into the co-occurrence of disability and eating disorders, that’s slowly changing. A study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Mental Health in 2000 showed that women [...] Read More
Contributor: Carolina House Team at Carolina House Mothers clearly have an impact on their daughters’ eating habits. They model eating behaviors and thoughts about health and dieting, establish relationship boundaries, and even have a genetic influence, as a mother’s genes can contribute to the possibility of their daughter being genetically predisposed to developing an eating [...] Read More
Sponsored By: The Laureate Eating Disorders Program Understanding the role of dietary deficiencies and genetic variation impact on the efficacy of medication can be an effective tool when treatment planning with patients and families. Incorporating information about individualized genetics as part of a larger conversation about medication trials or compliance may be useful for some patients [...] Read More
Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The eating disorder population is exposed to a greater probability of suicide and attempted suicide. A recent study, conducted by the University of Bologna, Italy, executed a meta-analysis of previous studies in order to compare proportions of suicide attempts in eating disorder sub-groups. Contrary to common belief, eating [...] Read More
Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Eating disorders are biopsychosocial disorders, meaning, the behaviors are impacted by biology, psychology, and sociology. Social aspects of eating disorders are often discussed. However, the biological aspect is one with which people are less familiar. Even so, the genetic aspects of anorexia nervosa (AN) are essential to better understanding [...] Read More
Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Young people enjoy and consume the most significant amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages than any other age group in the U.S. As a consequence, they have also experienced the most substantial associated gains in obesity levels, which quadrupled over the course of past several decades. However, a recent study [...] Read More
When looking at individuals with bulimia, there is more dopamine drive in this reward chemical. As such, you can’t only focus on eating. You have to also watch for drug and alcohol or sexual addiction, shoplifting, or gambling. These individuals just want to feel better as soon as possible. As such, I treat a lot [...] Read More
It is only in the last 20 years that the idea of anorexia as a biologic controlled genetic mental illness has come about. For so long, treatment focused on the need for control, environment, parents, etc. that was causing these issues. It is only recently that we have begun to study the neurobiology of eating disorders. [...] Read More
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