Total Body Fat Percentage and Return of Menses in Anorexia Nervosa

A simple test was helpful for defining balanced return of menses.

Long-term Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Health

Changes were traced after 5 and 10 years of recovery.

Interference with bone development and attaining peak bone mass and peak bone strength can have dramatic effects on development of osteoporosis and fracture risk later in life. Development of effective treatment has proven to be highly difficult, and we still know too little about the long-term course of bone health among those who once had AN.

Comparing Objective and Subjective Binge Eating

A combination of the two types of binge eating led to higher BMIs. 

Taking Another Look at Pharmacotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa

A multi-site study showed promising results.

Nutritional rehabilitation and psychotherapy are the mainstays of anorexia nervosa (AN) treatment. In contrast, medications are widely regarded as of little value in AN, either for acute treatment or for preventing relapse. A very wide range of medicines have been tried, and most have shown little benefit.

This Is International No Diet Day

This Is International No Diet Day.

Public health officials advise you to avoid fad diets, and be comfortable with who you are

While going on a diet to shed unwanted pounds might sound like a great idea, public health officials say some weight-loss plans may actually be bad for you.

This is International No Diet Day.

Fad diets have been around for decades, and many more are popping up through social media.

A new study of adolescents with eating disorders compares those who use substances and those who don’t while in treatment

Concordia researcher Linda Booij identifies possible warning signs for health care providers

Adolescence can be a minefield for those going through it. Along with natural bodily changes, teens also have to grapple with social pressures emphasizing thinness and other arbitrary standards of desirability.

HAES is a Cornerstone for Recovery

I have been a career-long Health At Every Size (HAES®), intuitive eating, and mindfulness practitioner. Sheer good fortunate allowed me to meet and work with mentors who offered me these perspectives back in the early 80’s. At the time, the HAES® paradigm was somewhat alternative, but it just made good clinical sense as a philosophical base from which to launch recovery from dieting disorders and poor self-concept. In my estimation, the HAES® paradigm has stood the test of time.

Art Therapy: Beneficial in Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders are one of the most complex and most dangerous disorders due to their medical complications and the challenging thought processes which can increase the rate of suicide. Often treatment interventions to support recovery include; CBT, DBT, nutrition and psycho education, psychopharmacology, and medical monitoring.

Eating Disorders and Substance Use: Why are the Two Often Linked?

One of the things we have understood clinically for a long time is that people who have eating disorders often struggle with substance use issues.

And, people with substance use disorder (SUD) also struggle with disordered eating.