Digital guided self-help for binge eating disorder: a paper worth getting INTERBED with?


Sarah McDonald summarises the INTERBED RCT, which explores the effect of Internet-based guided self-help versus individual face-to-face CBT on full or subsyndromal binge eating disorder in overweight or obese patients.

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Prevention of eating disorders: where do we start?


Sarah McDonald is impressed by this new systematic review of universal, selective and indicated prevention for eating disorders.

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The stigma of eating disorders: which interventions might help?


Francesca Solmi summarises a new systematic review of stigma and eating disorders, and asks if it’s time to move beyond socio-cultural explanations of risk.

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Rapid response to eating disorders predicts better outcomes


Francesca Solmi writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of rapid response to eating disorders, which finds that early treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder is associated with moderate improvements in behavioural and cognitive outcomes.

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Eating disorders: impact on health-related quality of life and healthcare costs


Gemma Shields’ debut blog about a systematic review of the health-related quality of life and economic burdens of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

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Bariatric surgery can help improve depression, says new meta-analysis


Emily Stapley reports on a new JAMA meta-analysis, which finds that mental illnesses such as depression and binge eating disorder are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery.

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Eating disorders associated with poor oral health


This new systematic review explored the links between eating disorders and oral health, which were first noted in the 1970s. Ten studies were included in the review and higher odds of dental erosion were seen in those with eating disorders, with the odds being greater in those with self-induced vomiting.

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Placebo effect in psychiatry: what do we really know?


David Steele summarises a review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which looks at the mediators and moderators of the placebo effect in psychiatry.

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Lisdexamfetamine for binge-eating disorder


David Steele summarises a recent randomised controlled trial, which finds that (in the short-term) Lisdexamfetamine successfully decreased binge-eating behaviour in patients with binge-eating disorder. But can we trust this evidence?

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Eating disorders: mapping the (lack of) evidence


Helen Bould summarises a recent review that maps the evidence for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in young people. Her conclusion? A call to arms for more better quality research to help people affected by these serious illnesses.

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