Picky eater or health problem? B.C. doctor talks about an unfamiliar disorder

For some children at the dinner table, it’s simply a matter of picky eating, but for others, it may be a legitimate eating disorder that brings anxiety, extreme weight loss and malnutrition.

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week, BC Children’s Hospital is focusing on a relatively unknown condition that only became a recognized diagnosis in 2013: avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, also known as ARFID.

Online CBT sessions could benefit body dysmorphic disorder sufferers: study

A study this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), shows that patients suffering from body image disorders could benefit from following cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions online.

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Vancouver landmarks to light up purple for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Several buildings across Vancouver will light up purple in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 1 to 7, 2016.

Anorexia Nervosa Related Deaths are Increasing, Study Finds

Mortality is increased among patients with eating disorders, with higher mortality for those with anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS), according to a study published online January 15 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

New video series from Portland clinic tackles childhood eating disorders

A partnership between two Portland health groups could play a broad role in improving patient care for children with eating disorders.

The Kartini Clinic, the only pediatric eating disorder clinic in Oregon, has joined with ReelDx, a Portland technology startup, to create a series of online videos on childhood eating disorders that can be shared with doctors worldwide.

Confident body, confident child: Breakthrough parent training program shows promise in promoting body satisfaction and healthy eating

A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children through a novel intervention for parents.

Columbus Park Founder Shares 2016 Eating Disorder Treatment Guidelines

Columbus Park, Manhattan’s leading outpatient treatment center for adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders, has made public its research-driven 2016 eating disorder treatment guidelines.

Video: Women’s Health magazine declares they will no longer use the phrase “bikini body” on its cover

Women’s Health magazine declares they will no longer use the phrase “bikini body” on its cover.  See video here:  globalnews.ca/video/2435485/womens-health-magazine-declares-they-will-no-longer-use-the-phrase-bikini-body-on-its-cover

 

 

A Brief History of Dieting

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