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Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Psychologists have discovered a circuit in the brain of mice that makes them crave food and seek it out, even when they are not hungry. When stimulated, this cluster of cells propels mice to forage vigorously and to prefer fatty and pleasurable foods like chocolate over healthier foods like carrots.

Child Development Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.

Depression Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Mental Health Research Nutrition
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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.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Eating Disorder Research Nutrition
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Four eating behavior patterns of children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children fall broadly into four eating categories, according to new research, and parents feed their children differently depending on those categories.  

Children's Health Chronic Illness Eating Disorder Research Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Study reveals health impact of eating disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has revealed a significant association between eating disorders and physical multimorbidity, shedding new light on the health risks faced by people with these conditions. The research explores the complex relationship between eating disorders, physical health, and other issues that can influence it.

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.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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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.

Diet and Weight Loss Eating Disorder Research Psychology Research
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Accepting anxiety for peace of mind      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Sadly, many family members, friends, and celebrities have suffered from anorexia nervosa, a severe psychiatric disorder associated with intense anxieties concerning weight, shape, and self-esteem. AN is characterized by an eating disorder, food restriction, voluntary vomiting, and extreme emaciation.

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.

Chronic Illness Eating Disorder Research Mental Health Research Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Serious eating disorder ARFID is highly heritable, according to new twin study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

ARFID is strongly influenced by genetic factors, according to a twin study examining this relatively new type of eating disorder.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research
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Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girls      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Predominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors.

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.

Children's Health Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders Nutrition
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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.

Eating Disorder Research Eating Disorders
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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.