Collaborative Care in Eating Disorders and Non-Negotiables: Why do we need them and how do they work?

Imagine these scenarios…

You’ve been seeing a patient with severe anorexia nervosa for a number of weeks in therapy. Together, you have begun addressing and thinking about the core features that have contributed to the eating disorders onset and maintenance. But recently the patient’s weight has begun to drop, and she has not been seen by her GP. She says that she has fainted several times in the last week. You raise the issue of her going into hospital, but she says “that’s the last thing I want to do…”

Or…

Genetic risk, stress, dieting triggers anorexia

A combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger eating disorders in humans, finds a study conducted in mice, which can lead to prevention and treatment strategies for the fatal disorder.

Grégoire-Trudeau speaks out on girls, fitness and self-esteem

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau jogged around a downtown Montreal block Thursday to give a First-Lady sized publicity boost to a foundation that encourages teenage girls to embrace active, healthy lifestyles.

Anorexia-like condition in mice triggered by combination of genetic risk, stress, dieting

In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) described a new mouse model featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa. The findings may help to identify new prevention and treatment strategies for the eating disorder in humans.  The study was published online in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

IPT Effective for Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), which was developed initially for the treatment of depression, may have some efficacy in the treatment of other mental disorders, such as anxiety or eating disorders, new research shows.

"This is the largest meta-analysis ever conducted for IPT," coauthor Myrna M. Weissman, PhD, the Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, in New York City, told Medscape Medical News.

The Big, Fat Lie We Need To Stop Buying

When an 8th grader was asked about BMI in class

A few weeks before this student got a BMI assignment, every student in the class was weighed and made to calculate their BMI, or body mass index. According to the student's mother, her daughter is perfectly healthy, she eats well and she's active ... but according to her BMI, she was "obese."

New insights on eating disorders

New insights on eating disorders

Scientists are uncovering the faulty neurobiology behind anorexia and bulimia, debunking the myth that such eating disorders are solely driven by culture and environment.

By Kirsten Weir

April 2016, Vol 47, No. 4

Print version: page 36

New insights on eating disorders

Should Eating Disorder Professionals Eat With Their Clients?

When someone enters into residential, day treatment, or intensive outpatient treatment for their eating disorder, it is understood that they will be eating their meals and snacks with staff. However, this staff is not always their therapist. On the other hand, eating together is something that is not done very often in outpatient treatment.

Yoga Outreach to Provide Trauma-Sensitive Yoga to Women and Children

Yoga Outreach and BC Society of Transition Houses launching 5-year project called "Reaching Out with Yoga" that will provide trauma-sensitive yoga programming for women and children in transition houses across BC.

Refeeding Syndrome: Hypophosphatemia

We have long been aware of the problem of hypophosphatemia (low blood phosphorus) with refeeding. In past decades when nearly all of our patients came to us via an initial hospitalization for medical instability, we were protected from hypophosphatemia in outpatient or day treatment settings by the fact that we had been so aggressive in testing for it and treating it while they were in the hospital.

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