eating disorders

Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour. A person with an eating disorder may focus excessively on their weight and shape, leading them to make unhealthy choices about food with damaging results to their health. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating.

Our eating disorders Blogs

Autism and eating disorders: is it time to give the PEACE pathway a chance?

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Rachel Symons explores a new paper about the PEACE pathway (Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience), which hopes to increase understanding and improve care for patients with a dual diagnosis of autism and eating disorders.

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Enhanced CBT for eating disorders: new review suggests it’s no more effective than other treatments, but it may act faster

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Georgie Parker summarises a recent systematic review which finds that enhanced CBT is an effective treatment for eating disorders, but no more effective than other treatments. However, some research suggests that CBT-E may act quicker and therefore be most cost effective than other treatments.

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Social media use and disordered eating: Australian study finds a link in young teenagers

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Francesca Bentivegna reviews a recent Australian study which finds a significant association between social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents.

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MyFitnessPal: how people with eating disorders use the diet and exercise app

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Georgie Parker reviews a qualitative analysis of Reddit comments relating to the use of MyFitnessPal and its impact on eating disorder behaviours.

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Can enhanced CBT help people with eating disorders during COVID-19?

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Helen Bould summarises a guide for clinicians on how to deliver enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for people with eating disorders during COVID-19.

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Can eating behaviours in childhood predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence?

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Georgie Parker summarises a longitudinal cohort study which finds that eating behaviours in childhood may predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence.

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Stigma and eating disorders: theory and practice

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Lorna Collins writes her debut elf blog on a recent mixed-methods systematic review, which asks: How do people with eating disorders experience the stigma associated with their condition?

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Are antidepressants safe? A new umbrella review of observational studies suggests they are, but we need more accurate data

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Andrea Cipriani and Anneka Tomlinson scrutinise a brand new umbrella review of the associations between antidepressants and adverse health outcomes, which suggests that antidepressants are safe for most people who experience mental health difficulties.

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Eye-tracking in eating disorders research: new insights? #LEDC19

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Caitlin Lloyd writes her debut elf blog on a new systematic review of eye‐tracking research in eating disorders.

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Anorexia therapies present and future: a 3-star review, or a 3-star field of research? #LEDC19

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Sarah McDonald writes a new blog to accompany the #LEDC19 conference, which explores established and emerging interventions for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adults and children.

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