CP Research Corner: Graded Body Image Exposure

Kathryn Trottier, PhD1,2* Jacqueline C. Carter, D Phil3 Danielle E. MacDonald, MA1,4 Traci McFarlane, PhD1,2,4 Marion P. Olmsted, PhD1,2 Adjunctive Graded Body Image Exposure for Eating Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Initial Trial in Clinical Practice CBT is...
Mothers Working Toward Recovery

Mothers Working Toward Recovery

From infancy onward, mothers are under pressure to balance (as if!) their own self-care with the demands of a growing family. Women so often set high standards for their ‘performance’ as mothers which adds on more stress and pressure during an already challenging time...
Reward Circuitry in the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Reward Circuitry in the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Researcher Walter Kaye and his team at the UC San Diego Eating Disorder Center believe that brain imaging may play a key role in shaping the way we understand disordered eating behaviors. The team identified specific reward mechanisms within the brain that may be...
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...