New Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating is a behavior that is relatively common on certain occasions within our society, such as holiday gatherings and preparatory meals before marathons or other sporting events. However, this behavior can easily evolve into a diagnosable mental health condition called binge eating disorder. So, what is the treatment for binge eating disorder?

Prior research has identified low self-esteem, symptoms of anxiety or depression, difficulty regulating emotions, restricted eating habits, and distorted views on eating as the foundations of binge eating disorder.

Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes, including plus size

Higher BMI does not guard against dangerous heart risks

Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body mass index (BMI), according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.

Treating Eating Disorders With Biofeedback And Neurofeedback: What Does The Science Say?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just “zap” eating disorders with biofeedback and neurofeedback sessions? Well, within some limits, we can. Here’s what the science says.

Binge Eating Disorder, Anxiety and Steps for Recovery

People often ask me what causes Binge Eating Disorder. In truth, there is no one answer. Genetics, basic biology and evolution, dieting, availability of food, and psychological issues contribute to the development of Binge Eating Disorder. In some ways, it’s difficult to avoid. However, in this particular article, I’m going to discuss the mechanisms of anxiety and how it contributes to the behaviors of binge eating.

Network Analysis of Males and Eating Disorder Symptoms

When you think of the term “eating disorder”, what words come to mind? Perhaps you think of descriptors like girls, women, thin, body image, and lean. If you read a case description of someone with an eating disorder, how often would you guess the case description described a female vs. a male? It’s likely your mind would have a stronger association between eating disorder + girls/women/female, as compared to eating disorder + boys/men/male. And it’s true: girls and women are more likely to be affected by eating disorders than boys and men.

Watching people eat on YouTube. Is it a new form of eating disorder?

My habit of watching YouTubers eat on camera started as a joke. I was a few days into my new life as a vegan, and my best friend thought it would be funny to send me videos of people eating crab legs fried in fluorescent Cheeto dust and dipped in cheese sauce. I thought it was funny, too.

Whether a fashion model or not, some body image concerns are universal App allows researchers to study body self-perceptions

When researchers from UCLA and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wanted to test an app they created to measure body image perception, they went to the body image experts -- fashion models.

Sixty-five female models signed to professional modeling agencies in London were asked to step off the runway and into a laboratory to help researchers study Somatomap, a mobile and desktop app designed to research body image and ultimately to help doctors treat patients with eating and body dysmorphic disorders.

PTSD and binge eating linked: Manitoba University study

A new study out of the University of Manitoba suggests there may be a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and binge eating.

The study shows people suffering from PTSD report a higher number of binge eating symptoms compared to people who were exposed to trauma, but did not develop the disorder.

Recovering From Compulsive Exercise in An Exercise Obsessed World

On a regular basis, we are inundated with unhealthy messages about exercise. From fitspo on Instagram and influencers showing off their 6-packs to messages about ‘no days off’-disordered attitudes towards exercise are everywhere. Compulsive exercise (i.e. exercise addiction) is a socially acceptable prison cell. I’ve been there and I remember feeling so incredibly trapped-yet unable to stop my rigid exercise routine. The following are a few tips for recovering from compulsive exercise in an exercise obsessed world.

Discovery Program Has Helped Pioneer A New Approach To Eating Disorders Treatment

Vancouver resident Jason MacLeod, 47, struggled with bulimia for almost a decade before finally asking his family doctor for help. He was referred to secondary care through a community eating disorders clinic but, after two years, found his life was still spiralling out of control. That’s when his admission in 2010 to the Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) program’s Discovery intensive day hospital program proved pivotal.