“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of August 25 – September 1 2013!”
Eating Disorder Anorexia May Be Linked to Brain Size – Scientists have discovered that the size of our brains may indicate the risk of developing an eating disorder, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Learn More.
New Mexico Adult Obesity Rate Stabilizes – Awareness and prevention efforts in the fight against obesity in New Mexico appear to be starting to yield positive results. A report released from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013, shows the number of obese adults in New Mexico is stabilizing. Learn More.
The 2013 Edition of ‘F as in Fat’ – After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for one, Arkansas, in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013, a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Learn More.
Baby Makes Four: When Mothers Have Eating Disorders – According to most mainstream media articles and more than a century of psychological research, eating disorders are the near-exclusive purview of young teenage girls. But what happens when that girl grows up? We know now that eating disorders can follow sufferers through college, young adulthood, and into partnerships, marriage, and pregnancy. As much as we assume that giving birth magically transforms a woman into a mother, the fact is that people are a package deal. Sometimes women experience a retreat of ED thoughts during pregnancy; for others, they get worse. Learn More.
Goodbye EDNOS, Hello OSFED – DSM-5 improved on upon DSM-IV by providing more detail about eating disorders that do not meet criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. These presentations were previously classified as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in DSM-IV, but the category was renamed OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders) in DSM-5. Learn More.
‘Almost Anorexic’ Ballerina Reveals Her Struggle – Many people who struggle with their body image fall into a gray area between having no eating disorder and full-blown anorexia nervosa. Jenni Schaefer, once a budding ballerina, shares her struggle in a new book ‘Almost Anorexic,’ co-authored with psychologist Jennifer Thomas. Learn More.
Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids’ Diabetes Risk, Study Says – Antipsychotic medications such as Seroquel, Abilify and Risperdal can triple a child’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the first year of usage, according to a new study. Learn More.
How the Brain Remembers Pleasure: Implications for Addiction – Key details of the way nerve cells in the brain remember pleasure are revealed in a study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The molecular events that form such “reward memories” appear to differ from those created by drug addiction, despite the popular theory that addiction hijacks normal reward pathways. Learn More.
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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