What happens when eating disorders and substance abuse overlap?

Eating disorders, as well as substance abuse, are disruptive behavioral disorders that, if left untreated, can negatively impact the person’s ability to live a normal life. Many view them as separate and clear-cut issues. It’s hard for people to understand that the two maladies often go hand in hand.

The Food Chain: Documentary

Challenging the Stereotype that Eating Disorders are a "White" Problem:  Stephanie Covington Armstrong is a playwright and screenwriter and author of ‘Not all Black Girls Know How to Eat’ - an account of how she suffered from bulimia during her teenage years after being raped when she was 12.  She talks about the role race plays in the treatment and recognition of eating disorders and why it's so important for people in the black community to speak out about these issues.

Study examines emotional eating in children

See video link here:  https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/study-examines-emotional-eating-in-children

There's nothing like an ice cream cone to turn a child's frown upside down.

But if your child consistently eats more when he or she is sad, angry, or upset, it can take a toll.

A study out of Norway found school-aged children who are easily comforted by food had parents who were more likely to soothe them with food.

Could fitness trackers help us understand binge eating? UNC scientists to find out

At least one person dies from an eating disorder every hour, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

Could your fitness tracker help scientists better understand these deadly disorders?

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine want to find out.

Researchers are planning to recruit 1,000 adults for the study and equip each with Apple Watches donated by the tech giant.

Do Not Tell Her to Lose Weight

Women are constantly exposed to weight-stigmatizing messages. They are pressured to lose weight—even by their partners. A new study, by Gettens and colleagues, suggests that women are more likely to lose weight and eat healthy when their male romantic partners support their autonomy.

What is autonomy?
Self-determination theory (SDT) distinguishes between autonomous motivation (acting with a full sense of willingness/choice) and controlled motivation (acting because of external pressures or obligations).

Canadian Eating Disorder Priority Setting Exercise: Results of Top 10

CEDPSP is excited to share the early results of the Canadian Eating Disorder Priority Setting Exercise which was just recently completed in mid-September. Thirty individuals from across Canada, with equal representation from those with lived experience, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, came together for a full-day to co-establish the top 10 research priorities for Anorexia Nervosa affecting females (15 years and older).

What to look for in mental well-being apps

Who are you likely to turn to when experiencing a change in mental health?

Many youth and young adults prefer seeking online, anonymous help rather than talking with their parents, peers or a professional, according to Ashley Radomski, a PhD candidate in the University of Alberta’s Department of Pediatrics.

Research illuminates positive body image in heterosexual and sexual minority men

In recent years, the body-positive movement has seen a rise in popularity and visibility. An overarching aim of the movement is to promote respect for all body types, regardless of characteristics like body shape, weight, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or gender.

Doctors to prescribe museum visits to help patients 'escape from their own pain'

A group of Canadian physicians will be writing a new kind of prescription starting next month — a trip to the museum.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and a Montreal-based doctors' association are launching a pilot project Nov. 1 to treat patients to a day of paintings, sculpture and relaxation.

One of the doctors behind the initiative says a trip to the museum can benefit people with conditions from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as those in palliative care.

Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches to help researchers understand eating disorders

Apple is donating 1,000 Apple Watches to help university researchers gain a better understanding of eating disorders such as binge eating or the more specific bulimia nervosa.

CNBC reports that the study is being carried out at the University of North Carolina.