Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier ...

A pilot study showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight.

Apr 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation


Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions ...

Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying or fearful were more likely to engage in episodes of binge eating - and to limit the amounts or types of food they provided to their children, University of Illinois ...

Apr 1

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting


Anorexia: Brain Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms

Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Eating Disorders


Eating disorders are different in boys and girls, study says

In girls, eating disorders are often linked with a mood disorder, but that’s not the case with eating disorders in boys, according to a new study.

Feb 22

Categories: Eating Disorders


7 Surprising Quirks You Didn’t Know About Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders, yet it wasn’t included as an official diagnostic category until 2013. It is commonly defined as consuming a large amount of food in a short period of time, while experiencing ...

Jan 20

Categories: Eating Disorders


When Picky Eating Becomes A Disorder

Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis for kids who avoid food but do not have body-image issues.

Jan 6

Categories: Eating Disorders


When Eating Disorders and Drug Addiction Collide

Most people think of eating disorders and drug addiction as separate and distinct issues, but as many people who suffer with these maladies know firsthand, there is often significant overlap between the two.

Dec 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders


'Orthorexia' - Obsession With Healthy Eating

When does ‘eating clean’ become an eating disorder? Orthorexia Nervosa (literally, “correct appetite disorder”) though absent from all psychiatric manuals, is an illness that has been making the rounds online.

Nov 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Obsessions & ...


How Do Men Experience Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders in males may not always resemble the typical pattern of efforts to slim down as observed in women’s disordered eating behavior. Cultural pressures and gender norms may give rise to different symptoms.

Sep 17

Categories: Eating Disorders, Men's Issues


Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...


Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management


High Fat Diet can cause Mood Disorders, Addictions, and Overeating

Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / Bipolar


Hunger Versus Reward: How Do Anorexics Control Their Appetite?

Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is often too enticing and self-control vanishes. This ...

Mar 25

Categories: Eating Disorders


Why FISH is nature's antidepressant: Mediterranean diet 'reduces the ...

The Mediterranean diet is known to prevent against heart disease and is hailed as the secret to a long, healthy life. Now, researchers have found the can help people with depression, too. A study found people who followed the diet were happier, ...

Mar 17

Categories: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Stress Management


The Essential Brain System That is Hijacked in OCD, Alcoholism, Binge ...

Study of OCD finds this indispensable system could be the key to multiple psychological problems.

Dec 26

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)