Eating Disorders

Clean Eating to the Extreme

July 21, 2020

Although weight loss may be a favorable feature of healthful diets, "clean eating" can be taken to extremes. In this video, we interview Thomas R. Dunn, PhD, author of a recent CME for Psychiatric Times. Orthorexia Nervosa.

Mini Quiz: Etiology of Anorexia Nervosa

February 12, 2020

Based on our current understanding, what is the underlying etiology for anorexia nervosa? Take the quiz.

Dysregulation of Brain Processing in Anorexia Nervosa

October 31, 2019

This article describes a model for anorexia nervosa that is useful when working with patients or families to help them understand the complexity of the illness.

Higher Levels of Care for Eating Disorders: A Practical Guide

October 31, 2019

Eating disorders (ED) are associated with significant comorbid psychopathology and the most extensive medical complications of any psychiatric disorder.

Understanding and Treating Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Children and Adolescents

October 31, 2019

Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, is a newly introduced eating disorder in DSM-5. Given that the disorder was introduced in 2013, it remains unclear how prevalent ARFID is in the general population.

When Eating Disorders and Psychosis Co-Exist: 6 Take Home Points

October 23, 2019

The body image disturbance at the heart of anorexia nervosa is a false perception akin to the perceptual disorders found in schizophrenia.

How We Eat

September 30, 2019

Treating eating disorders can feel challenging because patients are typically ambivalent about changing their behavior; however, it is also rewarding, as full recovery is possible even in the most chronically and severely ill patients.

How Anxiety and Habits Contribute to Anorexia Nervosa

September 30, 2019

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe and debilitating illness with one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. The illness course is often long, recovery is slow, and the rates of full recovery are low.

Interoception in Eating Disorders: A Clinical Primer

September 30, 2019

More than two-thirds of patients with eating disorders also have comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. This article considers how a transdiagnostic process called interoception may help to advance our understanding and treatment of eating disorders.

Closing the Research-Practice Gap in Eating Disorders

September 30, 2019

Eating disorders (EDs) are associated with high medical and psychiatric comorbidity, poor quality of life, and high mortality, and mortality from anorexia nervosa (AN) is the highest of all mental disorders. Fortunately, there are a number of evidence-based psychological treatment approaches for EDs.