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2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Recap: Part 2

2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Recap: Part 2

The final day of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) National Conference titled “Building Resilient Communities Through Collaboration,” continued to highlight the unique experiences and reflections of caregivers, survivors and treatment providers. A highlight...

CP Research Corner: Genes and Anorexia Nervosa

CP Research Corner: Genes and Anorexia Nervosa

Significant Locus and Metabolic Genetic Correlations Revealed in Genome-Wide Association Study of Anorexia Nervosa Duncan, et al. (2017) used to analyze relationships between genetic components of anorexia nervosa (AN) and specific phenotypes of the disease. They...

2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Review: Part I

2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Review: Part I

Caregivers, treatment providers, and survivors gathered for an informative and empowering conference hosted by The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The 2017 conference was titled “Building...

ACT: Fusion

ACT: Fusion

Imagine this: You walk into a social gathering to find yourself among a group of people you don’t know. Immediately thoughts begin flowing into your mind: “I don’t know anyone here!” “Who should I talk to?” “If I am standing here talking to nobody, people will think I...

What is ARFID?

What is ARFID?

What is ARFID? Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder or ARFID is an eating disorder diagnosis that has been introduced into Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) fifth edition. Historically, this diagnostic category of avoidant eating...

CP Research Corner: Mothers and Daughters

CP Research Corner: Mothers and Daughters

Eating behavior and psychological profile: associations between daughters with distinct eating disorders and their mothers Vazquez-Velazquez et al. (2017) wanted to identify the associations between psychological profile and eating behavior of mothers and daughters...

What is Night Eating Syndrome?

What is Night Eating Syndrome?

With the DSM-5 came the first formal diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome (NES) in a manual despite its first documented description nearly 60 years ago. (Stunkard, Grace & Wolff, 1955). Slow advances in the understanding of NES and  few cross-study...

Novel Interventions for enduring AN

Novel Interventions for enduring AN

Occasionally at Columbus Park, we treat adult clients who have been in multiple treatments over the span of years and continue to struggle.  Severe and enduring AN, also known as Longstanding anorexia nervosa (L-AN). L-AN is often associated with poor quality of life,...