Research has shown that individuals suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) often struggle with cognitive deficits. These deficits include difficulties with set-shifting, central coherence, and decision-making. It is thought that some of these deficits are a result of the disorder, while others may be a consistent trait that makes one more vulnerable to developing the disorder. [...] Read More
Over the past two decades, our understanding of the brain and eating disorders has increased significantly. Unfortunately, most of this research has centered on anorexia but more needs to be focused on binge eating disorder and bulimia. To better understand what we know about the neuroscience of binge behavior, researchers at the School of Psychology [...] Read More
Osteoporosis has long been one of the most severe and frightening effects of anorexia, but there may be hope on the horizon. In a 2019 article in the Journal of Eating Disorders, Drs. Pratibha Anand and Philip Mehler report on the “only published case of a complete return to normal bone density following many years [...] Read More
We’ve all heard the long-running and, frankly, tired jokes about women and PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). These jokes are often used to shrug off an assertive, emotional, or a direct woman’s opinions with the invalidating message that “they’re just PMS-ing.” As insulting as this is, there is truth to the fact that the menstrual cycle causes [...] Read More
The college years can be some of the most enjoyable and care-free. For many young men, this is a time of discovering adult freedoms, making new friends, and enjoying relationships without the responsibilities of long-term careers and family. These same factors also create vulnerabilities when you combine a focus on appearance, social drinking, and sexuality [...] Read More
As an Eating Disorder therapist, I always tell my patients that I do not believe in diets and that intuitive eating is more healthy. There is no diet that I feel you should be abiding by unless you have a medical condition or an allergy of some sort. The reason why I do not believe [...] Read More
Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) is was not officially recognized by the psychological community until added to the 5th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013 (DSM-V). BED is distinguished by recurring behaviors of : Eating large amounts of food in one sitting A sense of loss of control while bingeing Feelings of shame and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Valentine’s Day can be a tough time of year for anyone, especially if you are single, recently went through a divorce, or lost a loved one. But the holiday can cause a lot of pressure to be on the receiving end of someone’s love and affection — [...] Read More
Hello there, everyone. There is an unacceptable and disastrous trend when it comes to eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community. This affects the community both by suffering from a multitude of hardships that drive individuals towards eating disorders and by being barred from the treatment that would save them. This is a real and life-threating [...] Read More
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States.  However, BED is also the eating disorder least likely to have higher levels of care, such as residential treatment, covered by insurance. This gap in coverage often leaves individuals who have BED feeling like they do not have the resources [...] Read More
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