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Genetic Origins of Anorexia Nervosa

Genetic Origins of Anorexia Nervosa

For the first time, researchers have identified genetic origins of anorexia nervosa. The ground-breaking study was carried out by the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium Eating Disorders Working Group at UNC Chapel Hill Medical School in an effort to identify a genetic...

Pathways to Over-Eating: Change Your Course

Pathways to Over-Eating: Change Your Course

As I field inquiries from individuals seeking treatment for conditions like binge eating disorder and bulimia, I almost always provide some basic education in that very first call about the two most common “pathways” to over-eating or binge-eating (and ultimately...

The Rise of Anorexia in Children

The Rise of Anorexia in Children

The incidence of anorexia in children appears to be increasing. Let’s look at the role of societal messages and social media.

Debunking the Five Most Common Myths About Maudsley

Debunking the Five Most Common Myths About Maudsley

Research has demonstrated that Family Based Treatment (FBT)* -- also referred to as “Maudsley Treatment” -- is more effective for treating Anorexia Nervosa (AN) than any other intervention for patients under 18 years old, and yet, common myths about Maudsley persist....