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A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling with mental health.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Study reveals new genetic link between anorexia nervosa and being an early riser      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research indicates that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is associated with being an early riser, unlike many other disorders that tend to be evening-based such as depression, binge eating disorder and schizophrenia.

Fibromyalgia
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Two types of CBT are equally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There does not appear to be any profound differences between so-called exposure-based CBT and traditional CBT in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Both forms of treatment produced a significant reduction in symptoms in people affected by the disease.

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia Today's Healthcare
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Whether you're afraid of dogs, needles or enclosed spaces, one of the most effective interventions for this type of anxiety disorder is exposure therapy in which you confront your fear in a safe environment. A new study finds that exposure therapy is also a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. They found that exposure to feared foods -- such as candy bars and pizza -- helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.

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Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.

Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Mental Health Research Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Healthy Aging Menopause Nutrition Women's Health - General
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Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause.

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Scientists uncover possible neural link between early life trauma and binge-eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research has revealed how a pathway in the brain that typically provides signals to stop eating may be altered by early life trauma. The discovery, obtained from studies in mice adds new perspective to binge eating and obesity.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Circadian rhythm disruption found to be common among mental health disorders      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Scientists hypothesize that circadian rhythm disruption is a psychopathology factor shared by a broad range of mental illnesses and that research into its molecular foundation could be key to unlocking better therapies and treatments.

Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Deep brain stimulation shows promise against binge eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial in two patients with loss-of-control binge eating disorder (BED), according to researchers.

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Large study reveals stark changes in brain structure for people with anorexia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New findings highlight clear differences in grey matter for people with anorexia nervosa and point to the importance of early treatment interventions.

Bipolar Disorder Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness; A new genetic analysis helps explain why      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders offers new insight into why comorbidities are the norm when it comes to mental illness. The study suggests that while there is no single gene or set of genes underlying risk for all of them, subsets of disorders -- including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and major depression and anxiety --s hare a common genetic architecture.

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Researcher looks into little known 'purging disorder'      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Though purging is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research at Ohio University suggests that a different kind of eating disorder could also be responsible.

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The hidden issue of anorexia in pregnancy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pregnant women with anorexia are at greater risk of having a stillbirth, underweight baby or pre-term birth, yet there are no clear guidelines for how doctors should manage the condition, according to a new study. Researchers have developed recommendations and principles for multidisciplinary management of anorexia nervosa in pregnancy. These recommendations include a focus on the specialist mental health, obstetric, medical, and nutritional care required to ensure optimal outcomes for women and their infants.

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Brain differences in children with binge eating disorder      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Brain scans of children ages 9-10 with a type of eating disorder that causes uncontrollable overeating showed differences in gray matter density compared to their unaffected peers, according to a new study. The study's findings suggest that abnormal development in the brain's centers for reward and inhibition may play a role. In the children with binge eating disorder, researchers saw elevations in gray matter density in areas that are typically 'pruned' during healthy brain development. Disturbed synaptic pruning is linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.

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Diminished activation of specific prefrontal brain region may directly contribute to binge eating in bulimia nervosa      (via sciencedaily.com) 

New research has revealed a key neural mechanism underlying the feeling of being unable to stop eating, the most salient aspect of binge episodes in eating disorders like bulimia nervosa.

Fibromyalgia
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Study analyzes brain changes associated with juvenile fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Analyzing the brain changes that occur in the first stages of juvenile fibromyalgia could help to better understand the pathophysiology of this syndrome.

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Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population.

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Beyond childhood: Picky eating in college students      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Looking beyond the picky eating of childhood, researchers looked at this behavior in college students. Self-identified picky eaters ate significantly less fiber and vegetables and reported greater levels of social phobia than non-picky eaters, according to a new study. Social phobia is the fear of being evaluated during everyday activities by others.