February 28, 2015

11:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: February 28, 2015
Check out this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about smokers and their relationships to anxiety and depression, how your state ranks regarding the five aspects of life satisfaction, neurons that predict how we might react in particular situations, and more. Neurons That Help Predict What Another Individual Will Do Identified: Scientists have […]

February 24, 2015

12:05 AM | Self-Starvation: Who’s in Control of Your Prison Sentence?
Dusk fell over the Greek island with a soft strumming sound: the salty, minty sea breeze sighing over sand and stone and shattered shrines. Down village lanes gone bruise-blue with the dying day, the breeze collected kitchen smells: frying fish, fresh oregano, fluffy white bread, sweet-sour meatballs served in olive-studded sauce, ten thousand sticky pastries […]

February 23, 2015

7:30 AM | Lisdexamfetamine for binge-eating disorder
David Steele summarises a recent randomised controlled trial, which finds that (in the short-term) Lisdexamfetamine successfully decreased binge-eating behaviour in patients with binge-eating disorder. But can we trust this evidence? The post Lisdexamfetamine for binge-eating disorder appeared first on The Mental Elf.

February 21, 2015

10:33 PM | Of Binge Eating, Age, and Distress: Child-Adolescent vs. Adult Onset Binge Eating
I’m embarrassed to say that my knowledge around binge eating disorder (BED) is sorely lacking compared to my understanding of the prevalence, correlates, treatments for, experiences of, and recovery from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and OSFED (I still prefer “ED NOS,” but I’ll go with DSM 5 here). I don’t think this knowledge gap is uncommon; I’ve seen BED mentioned as a passing note in many an article, despite a general awareness that BED is relatively […]

February 10, 2015

10:55 PM | The Link between Bullying and Children’s Body Image
The U.K. government recently released the results of a nationwide survey to better understand public perceptions of body image. Shockingly, they discovered that 87 percent of girls aged 11- 21 think that women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability. This is worrying. Evidence from academic experts shows that poor body confidence […]

February 07, 2015

8:37 PM | Anorexia, it’s in your genes
No one likes to talk about eating disorders — specifically anorexia nervosa — despite the increased prevalence in both men and women. Like depression people tend to think that you an “just get over it” or some other nonsense. However new research is shedding light on the truth behind anorexia, much like with depression, there is […]

Howard Steiger Et al. (2015). DNA methylation in individuals with Anorexia Nervosa and in matched normal-eater controls: A genome-wide study, International Journal of Eating Disorders, Other:


February 05, 2015

5:45 PM | Striving For The Perfect Diet Is Making Us Sick
One cannot live on kale alone…

February 04, 2015

7:50 PM | Beyond Thinness: Men, Muscularity and Eating Disorders
Eating disorder research tends to focus on girls and women. Which makes sense: eating disorders disproportionately affect women. However, it isn’t just the research on eating disorders that focuses on women: it’s the entire history of eating disorders as a diagnosis. The first descriptions of anorexia nervosa by William Gull and bulimia nervosa by Gerald Russell were both based primarily on observations of female patients (although Russell did include two men). Therefore, it’s […]
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