New PATSED 'Let Us Eat Cake' Podcast

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) Program dietitians Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast “Let Us Eat Cake”, coming this summer, 2019!

Change your attitude. Change your behavior. Change your brain. Discussing the costs of pursuing the unrealistic thin beauty ideal reduces valuation of this idea.

At baseline, when young women at risk for eating disorders viewed images of supermodels while undergoing fMRI, a reward valuation region of their brains was activated.

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Most of the anorexia patients Dr. Joanna Steinglass sees in the inpatient eating-disorders unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute have been to treatment before.

Is Drunkorexia an Eating Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, or Both?

The medical epithet drunkorexia remains a confusing disorder.

On the Literature of Eating Disorders

The DSM-IV was published in 1994, but I found a copy at a library book sale in 1999, the weekend John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. I was 14, and for a year I’d been in treatment for anorexia nervosa.

Four Ways Your Spiritual and Religious Biases May Impact Your Clinical Work

As a clinician, even if your work is decidedly secular, your personal spiritual and religious orientations can still have a significant impact on the work you do. The beliefs you hold can impact everything from the language you use to the way you formulate your cases and select intervention models.

Vancouver-based magazine celebrates women at every weight

Shannon Svingen-Jones finished a 10-km run last summer and — as always — jumped on the scales: still 245 pounds. 

“I wanted to cry. I said to my husband, ‘That’s it. I want weight-loss surgery.’ “

Parents-only therapy may be optimal in treating anorexia

Family therapy for 12- to 18-year-olds with anorexia nervosa, in which all household members participate and a meal is held in the clinician's office, may be less effective than a streamlined model involving only the parents and without the meal.

Study challenges notion of fear of weight gain in patients with anorexia nervosa

A study from Inserm, Paris Descartes University and Sainte Anne Hospital suggests that anorexia nervosa might not be explained by fear of gaining weight, but by the pleasure of losing it... and that the phenomenon might be genetically influenced. Published in Translational Psychiatry, this study, directed by Prof. Gorwood, head of the Clinic for Mental and Brain Diseases, challenges the notion of fear of weight gain in anorexia patients.

The Compassion-Focused Therapy Model of Emotions

In compassion-focused therapy (CFT), clinicians aim to normalize painful parts of the human experience by helping clients understand the way their minds work from an evolutionary perspective.

A Recap of World Eating Disorder Action Day 2016

The first ever