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April 15, 2014

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2:51 AM | Disordered Eating and Athletic Performance: Where’s the Line?
If a person severely restricts his diet and exercises for hours each day, he has an eating disorder. If another does exactly the same but it is because she wants to make the lightweight rowing team (which has an upper weight limit), she’s a committed athlete. When the two overlap, and an athlete presents with eating disorder symptoms, how do we distinguish between the demands of the sport and the illness? I’ve been interested in the distinctions we make between disordered and […]

Werner, A., Thiel, A., Schneider, S., Mayer, J., Giel, K. & Zipfel, S. (2013). Weight-control behaviour and weight-concerns in young elite athletes – a systematic review, Journal of Eating Disorders, 1 (1) 18. DOI:

Martinsen, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Eriksson, A. & Sundgot-Borgen, J. (2009). Dieting to win or to be thin? A study of dieting and disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and non-athlete controls, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (1) 70-76. DOI:

Rouveix M, Bouget M, Pannafieux C, Champely S & Filaire E (2007). Eating attitudes, body esteem, perfectionism and anxiety of judo athletes and nonathletes., International journal of sports medicine, 28 (4) 340-5. PMID:

Ferrand C, Magnan C & Philippe RA (2005). Body-esteem, body mass index, and risk for disordered eating among adolescents in synchronized swimming., Perceptual and motor skills, 101 (3) 877-84. PMID:

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2:51 AM | Disordered Eating and Athletic Performance: Where’s the Line?
If a person severely restricts his diet and exercises for hours each day, he has an eating disorder. If another does exactly the same but it is because she wants to make the lightweight rowing team (which has an upper weight limit), she’s a committed athlete. When the two overlap, and an athlete presents with eating disorder symptoms, how do we distinguish between the demands of the sport and the illness? I’ve been interested in the distinctions we make between disordered and […]

Werner, A., Thiel, A., Schneider, S., Mayer, J., Giel, K. & Zipfel, S. (2013). Weight-control behaviour and weight-concerns in young elite athletes – a systematic review, Journal of Eating Disorders, 1 (1) 18. DOI:

Martinsen, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Eriksson, A. & Sundgot-Borgen, J. (2009). Dieting to win or to be thin? A study of dieting and disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and non-athlete controls, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (1) 70-76. DOI:

Rouveix M, Bouget M, Pannafieux C, Champely S & Filaire E (2007). Eating attitudes, body esteem, perfectionism and anxiety of judo athletes and nonathletes., International journal of sports medicine, 28 (4) 340-5. PMID:

Ferrand C, Magnan C & Philippe RA (2005). Body-esteem, body mass index, and risk for disordered eating among adolescents in synchronized swimming., Perceptual and motor skills, 101 (3) 877-84. PMID:

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2:51 AM | Disordered Eating and Athletic Performance: Where’s the Line?
If a person severely restricts his diet and exercises for hours each day, he has an eating disorder. If another does exactly the same but it is because she wants to make the lightweight rowing team (which has an upper weight limit), she’s a committed athlete. When the two overlap, and an athlete presents with eating disorder symptoms, how do we distinguish between the demands of the sport and the illness? I’ve been interested in the distinctions we make between disordered and […]

Werner, A., Thiel, A., Schneider, S., Mayer, J., Giel, K. & Zipfel, S. (2013). Weight-control behaviour and weight-concerns in young elite athletes – a systematic review, Journal of Eating Disorders, 1 (1) 18. DOI:

Martinsen, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Eriksson, A. & Sundgot-Borgen, J. (2009). Dieting to win or to be thin? A study of dieting and disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and non-athlete controls, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (1) 70-76. DOI:

Rouveix M, Bouget M, Pannafieux C, Champely S & Filaire E (2007). Eating attitudes, body esteem, perfectionism and anxiety of judo athletes and nonathletes., International journal of sports medicine, 28 (4) 340-5. PMID:

Ferrand C, Magnan C & Philippe RA (2005). Body-esteem, body mass index, and risk for disordered eating among adolescents in synchronized swimming., Perceptual and motor skills, 101 (3) 877-84. PMID:

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2:51 AM | Disordered Eating and Athletic Performance: Where’s the Line?
If a person severely restricts his diet and exercises for hours each day, he has an eating disorder. If another does exactly the same but it is because she wants to make the lightweight rowing team (which has an upper weight limit), she’s a committed athlete. When the two overlap, and an athlete presents with eating disorder symptoms, how do we distinguish between the demands of the sport and the illness? I’ve been interested in the distinctions we make between disordered and […]

Werner, A., Thiel, A., Schneider, S., Mayer, J., Giel, K. & Zipfel, S. (2013). Weight-control behaviour and weight-concerns in young elite athletes – a systematic review, Journal of Eating Disorders, 1 (1) 18. DOI:

Martinsen, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Eriksson, A. & Sundgot-Borgen, J. (2009). Dieting to win or to be thin? A study of dieting and disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and non-athlete controls, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (1) 70-76. DOI:

Rouveix M, Bouget M, Pannafieux C, Champely S & Filaire E (2007). Eating attitudes, body esteem, perfectionism and anxiety of judo athletes and nonathletes., International journal of sports medicine, 28 (4) 340-5. PMID:

Ferrand C, Magnan C & Philippe RA (2005). Body-esteem, body mass index, and risk for disordered eating among adolescents in synchronized swimming., Perceptual and motor skills, 101 (3) 877-84. PMID:

Citation

April 14, 2014

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5:00 PM | PsychAlive: Psychology for Everyday Life
PsychAlive draws on the contribution of leading psychology experts who specialize in a broad spectrum of subjects related to our emotional well-being. The information on PsychAlive is derived from the research of the Glendon Association, a non-profit psychology organization with 30 years experience studying the roots of many of peoples’ most prevalent emotional struggles. PsychAlive translates a solid base of psychodynamic and existential theory into terms that are understandable and […]

April 09, 2014

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5:36 PM | Why I Am Against Targeting Zero Symptoms For Bipolar Disorder and Calling That Thriving
There is a new effort to promote complete remission as the goal of treatment for people with bipolar in disorder and I am fundamentaly opposed to it. I have written about the topic many times, so I will repost the article that had the most discussion: I wrote an article some time ago that I […]

April 08, 2014

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4:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Thomas Szasz
“People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.” Thomas Szasz

April 07, 2014

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5:00 PM | PsychoTube
Free psychology videos dealing with a myriad of topics, from Mood Disorders to Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to Anxiety Disorders. Also listed are clinical psychology, developmental psychology, therapy, learning psychology, cognitive psychology, memory and other forms of psychotherapies. Psychotube is a new way to share video and audio clips with other psychology teachers. Many psychology teachers use short video and audio clips to facilitate their teaching of psychology and this site […]
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3:45 PM | Ketamine Infusions Show Some Small, Limited Value in Open-Label Study
The sad state of affairs for treatment-resistant depression is that even if your treatment fails in 70 percent of the subjects you try it on, folks will still hail it as a success. So it goes with a small study of 28 patients in the UK who had severe clinical depression that didn’t respond to […]

April 02, 2014

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8:28 AM | Wiley celebrates World Autism Awareness Day
The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is April 2, 2014. The goal of WAAD is to raise awareness of an “invisible” disability, and thankfully, awareness of Autism and related disorders has increased dramatically over the last 25 years. To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Wiley published a virtual issue containing some of the […]The post Wiley celebrates World Autism Awareness Day appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 01, 2014

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12:54 PM | Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills linked to risk of death
Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an […]

March 29, 2014

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10:44 AM | ¿Son contagiosos los pensamientos depresivos?
Las emociones pueden ser tan contagiosas como una gripe. Basta una breve interacción con una persona, tal vez una aparentemente intrascendente conversación de ascensor, para que nos inocule el virus […]

Haeffel, GJ & Hames, JL (2014). Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression Can Be Contagious, Clinical Psychological Science, 2 75-85. DOI:

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March 28, 2014

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1:25 PM | Researchers find anti-suicidal properties of ketamine
In patients with treatment resistant depression who were experiencing suicidal […]

March 26, 2014

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3:45 PM | Mental Illness Across Cultures: An Interview with Gayathri Ramprasad
As much stigma as there is in American homes regarding mental illness, it’s much worse in other countries. Gayathri Ramprasad grew up in Bangalore, India, where traditional Hindu culture has no concept of depression. There was no doctor to diagnose her anxiety disorder as an adolescent girl nor medicine to treat the condition. Now, as […]

March 25, 2014

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1:30 PM | Psychiatric Times reinstates retracted essay on “satanic ritual abuse”
Last month, we brought readers the story of a retraction in December from Psychiatric Times, of an essay by Richard Noll that included this passage: Despite the discomfort it brings, we owe it to the current generation of clinicians to remember that an elite minority within the American psychiatric profession played a small but ultimately […]

March 23, 2014

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1:07 PM | For the Health of It: Disentangling “Healthy Eating” and “Orthorexia”
When is “healthy eating” not so healthy? The line between “normal” and “pathological” eating behaviours is blurry, to say the least. For some time, researchers have been attempting to define a “new” category of eating disorders: orthorexia. This category would capture “obsessions” with “healthy eating” that are (presumably) not already captured in current diagnostic criteria for eating disorders. If you’ve been […]

Koven, N.S. & Senbonmatsu, R. (2013). A neuropsychological evaluation of orthorexia nervosa, Open Journal of Psychiatry, 3 214-222. Other: 10.4236/ojpsych.2013.32019

Varga, M., Thege, B.K., Dukay-Szabó, S., Túry, F. & van Furth, E.F. (2014). When eating healthy is not healthy: orthorexia nervosa and its measurement with the ORTO-15 in Hungary., BMC psychiatry, 14 (1) 59-70. PMID:

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1:07 PM | For the Health of It: Disentangling “Healthy Eating” and “Orthorexia”
When is “healthy eating” not so healthy? The line between “normal” and “pathological” eating behaviours is blurry, to say the least. For some time, researchers have been attempting to define a “new” category of eating disorders: orthorexia. This category would capture “obsessions” with “healthy eating” that are (presumably) not already captured in current diagnostic criteria for eating disorders. If you’ve been […]

Koven, N.S. & Senbonmatsu, R. (2013). A neuropsychological evaluation of orthorexia nervosa, Open Journal of Psychiatry, 3 214-222. Other: 10.4236/ojpsych.2013.32019

Varga, M., Thege, B.K., Dukay-Szabó, S., Túry, F. & van Furth, E.F. (2014). When eating healthy is not healthy: orthorexia nervosa and its measurement with the ORTO-15 in Hungary., BMC psychiatry, 14 (1) 59-70. PMID:

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March 22, 2014

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5:52 PM | Why the new NIH guidelines for psychiatric drug testing worry me
ChlorpromazinePsychiatric drugs have always been a black box. The complexity of the brain has meant that most successful drugs for treating disorders like depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder were discovered by accident and trial and error rather than rational design. There have also been few truly novel classes of these drugs discovered since the 70s (and surely nothing like chlorpromazine which caused a bonafide revolution in the treatment of brain disorders). Psychiatric drugs […]

March 20, 2014

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1:00 PM | Understanding the “Anorexic Brain”
Just the fact that there is such a phrase in use today – the “anorexic brain” – makes me realize how far medical science has come since I first contracted anorexia as an 11 year-old in 1981. Those were dark days – no longer was a person who refused food automatically incarcerated in a general […]

March 18, 2014

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2:30 PM | Using Genomics for Safer, Personalized Medicine Choices for Kids
A new research study called InforMED Kids is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications.
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