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Eating Disorders

November 12, 2019
A pattern of overeating followed by undereating may reduce the ability of the brain to feel reward and drive compulsive eating, a common feature of eating disorders, suggests a study published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
October 29, 2019
A diagnosis of bulimia nervosa more than quadrupled the risk of cardiovascular disease and death over 12 years of follow-up in a cohort study of women hospitalized in Canada.
October 23, 2019
The Academy for Eating Disorders in Reston, Virginia is supporting calls to address physician training after a recent report found inadequate medical education around eating disorders is resulting in avoidable patient deaths.
October 05, 2019
SAN DIEGO—People with binge eating disorder (BED) are at increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt—and that risk appears even greater if they also have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or have had bariatric surgery.​​​​​​​
September 25, 2019
After weight-loss surgery, patients may be more likely to need mental health services, including psychiatric hospitalizations, a new study suggests.
June 05, 2019
Many people may mistakenly assume teen boys are not prone to eating disorders because their symptoms are different from what's typically seen in girls and their focus is on building muscle rather than becoming impossibly thin, doctors warn.
April 29, 2019
NEW YORK—Hospital-treated and anti-infective-treated infections are associated with an increased risk of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), such as binge eating, in adolescent girls, researchers say.
February 27, 2019
NEW YORK—There is not enough evidence to determine the best setting for treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN), according to a new Cochrane review.
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