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
Religions around the world engage in fasting or restriction of foods as part of their practices. Some are daily, monthly, or around holidays. Some of the most known religions to use fasting practices are the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Christian season of Lent, and the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur . There [...] Read More
Obesity is considered a chronic disease and treatment is typically consistent with long-term solutions to have effective weight loss. There are some statistics, however, that look at the long-term outcomes post surgery, and surgery statistics. Research One study looked at the long-term outcomes of lapband and bariatric surgery patients using a database to track progress, [...] Read More
An individual who has bariatric surgery often struggles with emotional and mental issues after the procedure. For those who have unresolved eating disorders, the concerns can be even more profound. Complications such as cross addictions, physical difficulties, and emotional problems can and do arise. When an individual is a candidate for bariatric surgery, it is [...] Read More
Contributed by Kerri Gilfillan, PsyD – Clinical Lead Eating Disorders – Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It’s widely understood that individuals with an eating disorder (ED) have a complicated and altered relationship with their bodies. Researchers have been exploring this relationship from visual, emotional, and physical perspectives over time and are learning more about this relationship [...] Read More
Eating disorders and food phobias are different in nature and typically are different in treatment modalities. Both can involve having foods that are avoided and restrictive food intake. Eating Disorders Quickly Explained Eating Disorders are typically concerned with weight, body size, and shape coupled with a fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. Food phobias [...] Read More
It is becoming increasingly popular to stop eating a particular type of food due to perceived food intolerance or allergies. Many people say that they have “cut back on” or “cut out” dairy, sugar, gluten, etc. The truth is, engaging in these behaviors without a professional diagnosis or recommendation may constitute Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder [...] Read More
Until recently eating disorders were believed to originate from influences of developmental, social, and biological factors. Now, in the world of mental health, researchers are beginning to understand that there is also a genetic influence on eating disorders. Studies We Do Know About Family studies are typically used to identify if a disorder is found [...] Read More
In early 2017 a preliminary study found that symptoms of an eating disorder were lessened due to electrical stimulation of the brain, most specifically, bulimia nervosa . This study looked at 39 individuals who had bulimia and did 20-minutes sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation to a particular part of the brain. This area of [...] Read More
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