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Parental Involvement and Childhood Eating Disorders

Parental Involvement and Childhood Eating Disorders

A new study out of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., examined the role that parents play in childhood eating disorder treatment and recovery. Results suggest that parents should become more involved with their child’s eating disorder treatment and identified a...

App-Based Data Collection & The future of Eating Disorder Treatment

App-Based Data Collection & The future of Eating Disorder Treatment

With images of the ‘thin ideal’ and triggering web content just a click away, technology is often considered a source of negativity for those struggling with an eating disorder. Researchers within the EU Research Council are aiming to reverse this association and...

CP Science News: Mothers and Daughters

CP Science News: Mothers and Daughters

Eating behavior and psychological profile: associations between daughters with distinct eating disorders and their mothers Vazquez-Velazquez et al., 2017 This article sought to identify the associations between psychological profile and eating behavior of mothers and...

Smartphone Services for Seniors

Smartphone Services for Seniors

Researchers at Dartmouth College tested the first-ever app developed to help physicians remotely manage the care of older adults with severe mental illness. The study, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, aimed to embrace prevention and illness...

Novel Predictors of Long Term Recovery

Novel Predictors of Long Term Recovery

A recent study from the Department of Neuroscience, Drug Research and Child Health Department, University of Florence, Italy aimed to “challenge a notion of recovery in eating disorders (EDs) that is exclusively based on weight restoration or behavioral changes.” This...

Healing Through Compassion

Healing Through Compassion

The experience of an eating disorder is often marked with self-criticism, self-directed hostility and shame. Many times these negative cognitions are perpetuated by an individual’s underlying belief he/she does not deserve support or is not worthy of compassion as a...

The Genetics of Eating Disorders

The Genetics of Eating Disorders

A recent study identified two different gene clusters believed to be responsible for the development of eating disorders. While previous studies have found that eating disorders are 50-80% genetic, the current study aimed to better understand which genes are damaged...

Family-Based Treatment via Telehealth

Family-Based Treatment via Telehealth

Eating disorder researchers have consistently demonstrated that Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is the best treatment solution for children with anorexia (an emerging body of evidence is showing similar effectiveness for children and adolescents with bulimia and adults...