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…”


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 

Mobile exercising and tweeting the pounds away: The use of digital applications and microblogging and their association with disordered eating and compulsive exercise

A combination of dieting and exercise is important to staying healthy, but doing too much of either can be dangerous.

From 'gluttony' to the medical mainstream: Is binge eating a disorder or simply an unhealthy habit?

For generations, it was called "gluttony."

Then it was labeled binge-eating disorder, but not many people noticed. In the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, it was listed as a condition that needed further study.

In 2013, it went prime time.

That was when the American Psychiatric Association said it was a formal mental disorder and expanded — greatly — the definition psychiatrists use to diagnose it.

A starving brain or psychology - what triggers an eating disorder?

Does an eating disorder stem from a complex mix of biological, social and psychological influences – or is the real cause simply a problem triggered by brain changes caused by restricting food?


The Efficacy of Self-Induced Vomiting

Transcranial direct current stimulation proves effective for binge-eating disorder

Transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, has proved effective for binge-eating disorder for the first time, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

The hormone ghrelin -- that is released before meals and known to increase appetite -- has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University.