April 01, 2014

12:44 PM | Weaker Gut Instinct Makes Teens Open to Risky Behavior
Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction […]

March 23, 2014

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 […]

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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:


March 20, 2014

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 […]
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