Category: Research

Salivary Gland Swelling in Eating Disorders

Woman Thinking While many people are aware of common physical signs of eating disorders (such as extreme weight loss, fatigue, loss of hair, absence of menstruation, etc.), one little-known symptom frequently affecting patients with eating disorders is swelling of the salivary glands. Most often found among people with anorexia nervosa binge-purge subtype (AN-BP) and bulimia nervosa (BN), [...]
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Eating Disorders and Seeking Food

Do you spend the majority of your day thinking, talking about, and seeking food? According to a recent study, this may indicate that you have an eating disorder. Here’s a brief glimpse at the science behind why people with eating disorders are preoccupied with food, plus a look at how this new study may change [...]
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Eating, Anxiety, Depression, Thoughts and Binge Eating Disorder

African American Black Woman in Blue Sweater While experts know that binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating (eating a large amount of food in a short period of time) followed by negative feelings and emotions, very little research has explored the underlying psychopathological elements causing these binge eating behaviors. In other words, the [...]
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Healthcare Workers Face a Higher Risk of Disordered Eating During the Pandemic

Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place It’s no secret that healthcare workers have some of the most important occupations. But with that responsibility comes immense pressure, long hours, and stress. These high levels of stress are associated with worsening anxiety and depression, with nearly 400 physicians dying by suicide each year. That’s double [...]
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Diabetes & Eating Disorders in Youth

Woman using Social Media Research shows that individuals (especially young women) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at an increased risk of developing eating disorders (ED) and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) [1]. Unfortunately, co-occurring diabetes and eating disorders in youth can create severe and sometimes irreversible health complications. The Connection Between Diabetes and Eating Disorders in Youth In a [...]
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The Relationship Between Attachment & Eating Disorders

Friends are Factors in Anorexia Treatment The ways in which we forge a connection with others impacts every area of our lives, including our mental health. These attachment patterns can develop throughout any period of the lifespan and are often connected to the many familial, social, professional, and romantic relationships we encounter. In some cases, it can become an attachment disorder, [...]
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Heart Concerns in Anorexia Nervosa

Woman laying down Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a severe eating disorder affecting 1 to 2.2 percent of young women [1]. Characterized by an intense fear of becoming fat or gaining weight, individuals with anorexia nervosa severely restrict their caloric intake and/or engage in compensatory behaviors (purge vomiting, use of laxatives, over-exercise) to prevent weight gain. Both the restricting [...]
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Grades & Body Weight – Is There a Correlation?

Business Woman Girl in Black and White Stripe Dress Smiling Childhood and adolescence is a turbulent growth-period where, despite the many changes being experienced, kids are expected to engage consistently and successfully in schooling. Daily social, psychological, and physiological changes can make focusing on school and achieving good grades very difficult for these young minds, including body weight. One study considered that “children and adolescents [...]
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