Alice Potter reviews a trial of CBT for eating disorders, which finds that motivational work may be important for patients with initially low motivation and resistance to therapy.[read the full story...]
New Canadian study confirms the excess mortality associated with eating disorders
In her debut blog, Anna Paspala summarises a new study published today in The British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that in Ontario, Canada, mortality rates in people with eating disorders were 5-7 times higher than the general population.[read the full story...]
Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?
Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.[read the full story...]
Eating disorder symptoms and suicidality: is there a significant association within the student population?
In his debut blog, Jack Wainwright explores a study that finds an association between eating disorders and suicidality in US college students.[read the full story...]
Eating disorders and autoimmune diseases: a bidirectional relationship?
Helen Bould appraises a new Swedish study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, which evaluates the strength of associations for the bidirectional relationships between eating disorders and autoimmune diseases.[read the full story...]
Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases associated with higher risk of eating disorders
Francesca Solmi appraises and summaries a recent population-based cohort study that explores the links between eating disorders and autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
Eating disorders more common in schools with more girls or more educated parents
Lucas Shelemy writes his debut Mental Elf blog about a paper by fellow Elf Helen Bould, which examines whether female student populations and higher levels of parental education are associated with changes in eating disorders prevalence.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
Eating disorders in parents are associated with eating disorders in children
Emily Stapley presents the findings of a recent cohort study that highlights an association between eating disorders in parents and eating disorders in their children.[read the full story...]