Eating Disorders News

Food Addiction Linked to Impulsivity

May 12th, 2014
Food Addiction Linked to Impulsivity For many, the ability to ‘eat just one’ of a tempting treat, be it a potato chip or a chocolate chip cookie, is practically impossible. A new study suggests ...

Control of Daily Temptations Linked to Specific Brain Activity

May 2nd, 2014
Control of Daily Temptations Linked to Specific Brain Activity Technology is allowing scientists to learn brain responses associated with reward and self-control, knowledge that some day may help scientists learn why some individuals give ...

Brain Stimulation May Help Ease OCD Symptoms By Impacting Dopamine

May 1st, 2014
Brain Stimulation May Help Ease OCD Symptoms By Impacting Dopamine New research from the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam suggests that release of the neurotransmitter dopamine is increased in obsessive-compulsive disorder ...

Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl’s Appearance at 19

April 30th, 2014
Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl's Appearance at 19A new study suggests that being labeled as "fat" during childhood is associated with how a girl looks in late adolescence. Specifically, University of ...

To Treat Eating Disorders, Work on Negative Ideas About Self

April 26th, 2014
To Treat Eating Disorders, Work on Negative Ideas About SelfOne of the best ways to target eating disorders is to help sufferers eliminate negative thoughts about themselves, rather than focus on eating behaviors or ...

Can Bad Habits Foster OCD?

April 11th, 2014
Can Bad Habits Foster OCD? Emerging research on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests that a tendency to develop habits -- the compulsive component of the disorder -- may be a central feature of the disorder, ...

Does More Facebook Time Lead to More Negative Body Image?

April 11th, 2014
Does More Facebook Time Use Lead to More Negative Body Image? Researchers in the United Kingdom and United States found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to ...

For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues

April 7th, 2014
For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues A new study discovers that high school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as taking diet ...

Weight-Loss Beliefs Jeopardize Anti-Obesity Drugs

April 6th, 2014
Weight-Loss Beliefs Jeopardize Anti-Obesity DrugsPsychologists recently have gained new insights into the factors affecting the success of anti-obesity drugs. Dr. Amelia Hollywood of Surrey University, UK, explains, "Weight-loss medication is widely prescribed, but with very mixed ...

How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for Teens

April 1st, 2014
How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for TeensA provocative new study suggests making a snap decision following your intuition, or going with your gut, may lead to poor decisions by teenagers. Scientists believe this may ...
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