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November 18, 2014

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5:03 AM | Survivors of Suicide Loss: Healing Through Care and Connection
Saturday November 22, 2014 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. In the United States, the latest evidence reports that 40,600 people died of suicide in 2012 and the number has been increasing. More Americans die from suicide than from car accidents. It is the second leading cause of death in college students, and the […]

November 17, 2014

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11:31 PM | Policing Mental Illness Crisis
A brief documentary on Crisis Intervention Teams for mental illness in policing.

November 11, 2014

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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4:55 PM | Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Society that Loves Fat Shaming (and Dieting)
Is ED recovery easier when your body is “normative or stereotypically desirable”? The anon asking the question implied that recovery could be more difficult because “an obese person … will never stop hearing hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type.” Anon asked, “Have there been any studies on this?” Andrea tackled this question in her last post (it might be helpful to read it first if you […]

Berner, L.A., Shaw, J.A., Witt, A.A. & Lowe, M.R. (2013). The relation of weight suppression and body mass index to symptomatology and treatment response in anorexia nervosa., Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (3) 694-708. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016010

Bulik, C.M., Marcus, M.D., Zerwas, S., Levine, M.D. & La Via, M. (2012). The changing "weightscape" of bulimia nervosa., The American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (10) 1031-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032383

Lebow, J., Sim, L.A. & Kransdorf, L.N. (2014). Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders., The Journal of Adolescent Health, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25049202

McKisack, C. & Waller, G. (1997). Factors influencing the of group psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa., The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22 (1) 1-13. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140730

Sim, L., Lebow, J. & Billings, M. (2013). Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity, PEDIATRICS, 132 (4) DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3940

Wildes, J.E. & Marcus, M.D. (2012). Weight suppression as a predictor of weight gain and response to intensive behavioral treatment in patients with anorexia nervosa., Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50 (4) 266-74. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398152

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November 09, 2014

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11:45 AM | How to Talk to Your Doctor About Changing Your Meds
As anyone who has read my posts knows, the last few weeks have been touch and go. I’ve had some depression and paranoia problems which have accounted for a lot of weirdness in my daily life, from dealing with neighbors, to just generally being out in public. There was even a day when I went […]

November 06, 2014

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4:24 PM | Eating Disorder Recovery In a Non-Normative Body
Do you think it is easier for someone to recover from an ED when they have a more normative or stereotypically desirable body? Versus, say, an obese person who will never stop hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type everywhere they turn? . . . This post was originally written in response to the above question that was posed to Tetyana on the SEDs Tumblr (you can see the full question and Tetyana’s response here). This is an interesting and timely […]

Meyer, D. (2005). Psychological Correlates of Help Seeking for Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Female College Students, Journal of College Counseling, 8 (1) 20-30. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2005.tb00069.x

Malson, H., Riley, S. & Markula, P. (2009). Beyond psychopathology: Interrogating (dis)orders of body weight and body management, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 19 (5) 331-335. DOI: 10.1002/casp.1019

Becker AE, Hadley Arrindell A, Perloe A, Fay K & Striegel-Moore RH (2010). A qualitative study of perceived social barriers to care for eating disorders: perspectives from ethnically diverse health care consumers., The International journal of eating disorders, 43 (7) 633-47. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19806607

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4:24 PM | Eating Disorder Recovery In a Non-Normative Body
Do you think it is easier for someone to recover from an ED when they have a more normative or stereotypically desirable body? Versus, say, an obese person who will never stop hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type everywhere they turn? . . . This post was originally written in response to the above question that was posed to Tetyana on the SEDs Tumblr (you can see the full question and Tetyana’s response here). This is an interesting and timely […]

Meyer, D. (2005). Psychological Correlates of Help Seeking for Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Female College Students, Journal of College Counseling, 8 (1) 20-30. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2005.tb00069.x

Malson, H., Riley, S. & Markula, P. (2009). Beyond psychopathology: Interrogating (dis)orders of body weight and body management, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 19 (5) 331-335. DOI: 10.1002/casp.1019

Becker AE, Hadley Arrindell A, Perloe A, Fay K & Striegel-Moore RH (2010). A qualitative study of perceived social barriers to care for eating disorders: perspectives from ethnically diverse health care consumers., The International journal of eating disorders, 43 (7) 633-47. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19806607

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4:24 PM | Eating Disorder Recovery In a Non-Normative Body
Do you think it is easier for someone to recover from an ED when they have a more normative or stereotypically desirable body? Versus, say, an obese person who will never stop hearing extremely triggering stuff about their body type everywhere they turn? . . . This post was originally written in response to the above question that was posed to Tetyana on the SEDs Tumblr (you can see the full question and Tetyana’s response here). This is an interesting and timely […]

Meyer, D. (2005). Psychological Correlates of Help Seeking for Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Female College Students, Journal of College Counseling, 8 (1) 20-30. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2005.tb00069.x

Malson, H., Riley, S. & Markula, P. (2009). Beyond psychopathology: Interrogating (dis)orders of body weight and body management, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 19 (5) 331-335. DOI: 10.1002/casp.1019

Becker AE, Hadley Arrindell A, Perloe A, Fay K & Striegel-Moore RH (2010). A qualitative study of perceived social barriers to care for eating disorders: perspectives from ethnically diverse health care consumers., The International journal of eating disorders, 43 (7) 633-47. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19806607

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November 04, 2014

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3:52 PM | Anorexia Nervosa: Fasting and Starvation Brain Effects
Brain research in anorexia nervosa presents several challenges.Current knowledge of cognitive function in anorexia supports impairment in set shifting and global brain processing or central coherence.However, there are two issues that complicate understanding the underlying brain effects in anorexia nervosa.First, individuals with anorexia nervosa often have additional anxiety and mood disorders. It can be difficult to tease out the specific effects of anorexia nervosa from the effects of these […]

Pender, S., Gilbert, S. & Serpell, L. (2014). The Neuropsychology of Starvation: Set-Shifting and Central Coherence in a Fasted Nonclinical Sample, PLoS ONE, 9 (10) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110743

Billingsley-Marshall RL, Basso MR, Lund BC, Hernandez ER, Johnson CL, Drevets WC, McKee PA & Yates WR (2013). Executive function in eating disorders: the role of state anxiety., The International journal of eating disorders, 46 (4) 316-21. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23354876

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3:52 PM | Anorexia Nervosa: Fasting and Starvation Brain Effects
Brain research in anorexia nervosa presents several challenges.Current knowledge of cognitive function in anorexia supports impairment in set shifting and global brain processing or central coherence.However, there are two issues that complicate understanding the underlying brain effects in anorexia nervosa.First, individuals with anorexia nervosa often have additional anxiety and mood disorders. It can be difficult to tease out the specific effects of anorexia nervosa from the effects of these […]

Pender, S., Gilbert, S. & Serpell, L. (2014). The Neuropsychology of Starvation: Set-Shifting and Central Coherence in a Fasted Nonclinical Sample, PLoS ONE, 9 (10) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110743

Billingsley-Marshall RL, Basso MR, Lund BC, Hernandez ER, Johnson CL, Drevets WC, McKee PA & Yates WR (2013). Executive function in eating disorders: the role of state anxiety., The International journal of eating disorders, 46 (4) 316-21. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23354876

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October 31, 2014

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4:05 PM | I Need How Many Calories? Caloric Needs in Bulimia Nervosa Patients
In the 1980s, a few studies came out suggesting that patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) require fewer calories for weight maintenance than anorexia nervosa patients (e.g., Newman, Halmi, & Marchi, 1987) and healthy female controls (e.g., Gwirtsman et al., 1989). Gwirtsman et al. (1989), after finding that patients with bulimia nervosa required few calories for weight maintenance than healthy volunteers, had these suggestions for clinicians: When bulimic patients are […]

de Zwaan, M., Aslam, Z. & Mitchell, J.E. (2002). Research on energy expenditure in individuals with eating disorders: a review., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 31 (4) 361-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11948641

Gwirtsman, H.E., Kaye, W.H., Obarzanek, E., George, D.T., Jimerson, D.C. & Ebert, M.H. (1989). Decreased caloric intake in normal-weight patients with bulimia: comparison with female volunteers., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 49 (1) 86-92. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2912015

Kotler LA, Devlin MJ, Matthews DE & Walsh BT (2001). Total energy expenditure as measured by doubly-labeled water in outpatients with bulimia nervosa., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29 (4) 470-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11285585

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4:05 PM | I Need How Many Calories? Caloric Needs in Bulimia Nervosa Patients
In the 1980s, a few studies came out suggesting that patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) require fewer calories for weight maintenance than anorexia nervosa patients (e.g., Newman, Halmi, & Marchi, 1987) and healthy female controls (e.g., Gwirtsman et al., 1989). Gwirtsman et al. (1989), after finding that patients with bulimia nervosa required few calories for weight maintenance than healthy volunteers, had these suggestions for clinicians: When bulimic patients are […]

de Zwaan, M., Aslam, Z. & Mitchell, J.E. (2002). Research on energy expenditure in individuals with eating disorders: a review., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 31 (4) 361-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11948641

Gwirtsman, H.E., Kaye, W.H., Obarzanek, E., George, D.T., Jimerson, D.C. & Ebert, M.H. (1989). Decreased caloric intake in normal-weight patients with bulimia: comparison with female volunteers., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 49 (1) 86-92. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2912015

Kotler LA, Devlin MJ, Matthews DE & Walsh BT (2001). Total energy expenditure as measured by doubly-labeled water in outpatients with bulimia nervosa., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29 (4) 470-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11285585

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4:05 PM | I Need How Many Calories? Caloric Needs in Bulimia Nervosa Patients
In the 1980s, a few studies came out suggesting that patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) require fewer calories for weight maintenance than anorexia nervosa patients (e.g., Newman, Halmi, & Marchi, 1987) and healthy female controls (e.g., Gwirtsman et al., 1989). Gwirtsman et al. (1989), after finding that patients with bulimia nervosa required few calories for weight maintenance than healthy volunteers, had these suggestions for clinicians: When bulimic patients are […]

de Zwaan, M., Aslam, Z. & Mitchell, J.E. (2002). Research on energy expenditure in individuals with eating disorders: a review., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 31 (4) 361-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11948641

Gwirtsman, H.E., Kaye, W.H., Obarzanek, E., George, D.T., Jimerson, D.C. & Ebert, M.H. (1989). Decreased caloric intake in normal-weight patients with bulimia: comparison with female volunteers., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 49 (1) 86-92. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2912015

Kotler LA, Devlin MJ, Matthews DE & Walsh BT (2001). Total energy expenditure as measured by doubly-labeled water in outpatients with bulimia nervosa., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29 (4) 470-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11285585

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October 30, 2014

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11:38 AM | Fright Week: The Stranger in the Mirror
In the mirror we see our physical selves as we truly are, even though the image might not live up to what we want, or what we once were. But we recognize the image as “self”. In rare instances, however, this reality breaks down.In Black Swan, Natalie Portman plays Nina Sayers, a ballerina who auditions for the lead in Swan Lake. The role requires her to dance the part of the innocent White Swan (for which she is well-suited), as well as her evil twin the Black Swan — which is […]

Barnier AJ, Cox RE, Connors M, Langdon R & Coltheart M (2011). A stranger in the looking glass: developing and challenging a hypnotic mirrored-self misidentification delusion., The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, 59 (1) 1-26. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21104482

Chandra SR & Issac TG (2014). Mirror image agnosia., Indian journal of psychological medicine, 36 (4) 400-3. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25336773

Connors MH & Coltheart M (2011). On the behaviour of senile dementia patients vis-à-vis the mirror: Ajuriaguerra, Strejilevitch and Tissot (1963)., Neuropsychologia, 49 (7) 1679-92. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21356221

Mendez MF, Martin RJ, Smyth KA & Whitehouse PJ (1992). Disturbances of person identification in Alzheimer's disease. A retrospective study., The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 180 (2) 94-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1737981

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October 29, 2014

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4:43 PM | Peer-Directed Education For Bipolar Disorder The Focus Of A New Tufts University Study
The Mood Disorders Program at Tufts University Medical Center has just completed a pilot study of the Bipolar IN Order peer-directed online education program. They found it to be “the first psychosocial intervention that has improved awareness of mood symptoms (insight) in bipolar illness… If confirmed, these data would indicate that this peer-based psycho-educational intervention […]
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10:45 AM | 5 New Theories on the Cause of Depression
I grew up thinking depression was as simple as one little transmitter getting lost somewhere on his way from one neuron to the other, much like I do when I venture farther than five miles from home. It’s an easy explanation — a chemical imbalance in the brain — one that pharmaceutical companies have adopted […]
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