Feed Your Instinct

A new tool has been launched in the hope it will break down the barriers people in regional areas face when seeking treatment for eating disorders.

Feed Your Instinct is a web-based tool targeted at families of people aged 10 to 20 years old, which contains a questionnaire parents or carers can fill out about warning signs their child is exhibiting.

They can then take the results to their GP to determine a course of action.

Mobile exercising and tweeting the pounds away: The use of digital applications and microblogging and their association with disordered eating and compulsive exercise

A combination of dieting and exercise is important to staying healthy, but doing too much of either can be dangerous.

From 'gluttony' to the medical mainstream: Is binge eating a disorder or simply an unhealthy habit?

For generations, it was called "gluttony."

Then it was labeled binge-eating disorder, but not many people noticed. In the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, it was listed as a condition that needed further study.

In 2013, it went prime time.

That was when the American Psychiatric Association said it was a formal mental disorder and expanded — greatly — the definition psychiatrists use to diagnose it.

A starving brain or psychology - what triggers an eating disorder?

Does an eating disorder stem from a complex mix of biological, social and psychological influences – or is the real cause simply a problem triggered by brain changes caused by restricting food?

 

The Efficacy of Self-Induced Vomiting

Transcranial direct current stimulation proves effective for binge-eating disorder

Transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, has proved effective for binge-eating disorder for the first time, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

The hormone ghrelin -- that is released before meals and known to increase appetite -- has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University.

Battling anorexia: Victoria woman recovers at Cedars at Cobble Hill

When Sarah Johnson was a child, she remembers watching kids on the playground and thinking there was something different about her — that she had the weight of the world on her shoulders.

HomeAnorexiaNutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Residential Treatment Nutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Residential TreatmentMay 1, 2016 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Nutrition Therapy at the Beginning of Treatment

When a patient first comes into residential eating disorder treatment, the  dietitian performs a very thorough assessment.  We ask a patient about their ED behaviors as well as their weight history.

Antidepressant Bupropion Linked To Less Weight Gain

Having more information on the long-term impact of antidepressants on weight could reduce the risk of weight-related morbidity for a large population of adults with depression.Having more information on the long-term impact of antidepressants on weight could reduce the risk of weight-related morbidity for a large population of adults with depression.

Girls' schools affect risk of eating disorder diagnosis

The higher the proportion of girls and parents with college degrees at a school, the greater the chance for a girl to be diagnosed with an eating disorder.  Even when accounting for other factors, researchers in the United Kingdom and Sweden found the more girls and college-educated parents in a school increased the chances an average girl would be diagnosed with an eating disorder.  -- 

 

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