Research

Why Researchers Need Our Blood in Solving the Mystery of Anorexia

By: 
June Alexander

People like me who experience anorexia nervosa want to make our life count; we want to do something so that others do not suffer like us. And we can.

Already, hundreds of us have participated in exciting research, ANGI, the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, by contributing a blood sample.

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Dr. Tom Insel and the New Direction of the NIMH

By: 
Caitlin Hamilton, Communications Associate

Dr. Thomas Insel has been shaking up the world of mental and behavioral health for over thirty years. He has had an eclectic career and has studied everything from drug therapy for OCD to the biology of bonding in rodents. As the longest-serving Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Insel has outlined new priorities for the field and updated the infrastructure of the organization to emphasize neuroscience and genetics research.

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Harnessing Technology for Training Clinicians to Deliver Interpersonal Psychotherapy

By: 
Denise Wilfley, PhD

NEDA announced the first recipients of the Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research & Training grant at the 2013 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Totaling $400,000, the two grants were given to Daniel Le Grange, PhD and Denise Wilfley, PhD with an eye on utilizing technology to improve treatment for eating disorders.

 In this post, Dr. Wilfley talks more in depth about her project, Harnessing Technology for Training Clinicians to Deliver Interpersonal Psychotherapy :

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"Lessons That I Wish I Knew Before" and More from Dr. Insel, Director of the NIMH

By: 
June Alexander

EATING DISORDERS ARE FAMILY DISORDERS

Eating disorders are family disorders. Keynote speaker at this year’s National Eating Disorders Association Conference, Dr Thomas Insel, spoke from the heart.

The Federal government shutdown meant he could not speak as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) so Dr Insel, the father of two children born in the late 1970s, spoke as a parent.

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Day 1 of the NEDA Conference: Challenging the Field to Move Forward

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Communications Manager

As always, the first day of the conference was full of informative and inspirational presentations by all of our speakers, but this year's general sessions had a notable proactive tenor to them - they challenged all of us to move forward and grow as a field.

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Medical Practitioners Should Heed: Evaluate Behaviors, Not Size

By: 
Kathy Kater, LICSW

An article released today in the journal Pediatrics documents that a significant number of all who present for eating disorder (ED) treatment—nearly half, or more in some studies—were formerly classified as overweight or obese. 

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Roll up your sleeve for science! I can hardly wait

By: 
June Alexander

Calling all sufferers of anorexia – help researchers find a cure!

If you have suffered anorexia nervosa at any point in your life, researchers want to hear from you. Why? Because you are in the hot seat to help find find the cause and a cure.

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NIMH Director, Dr. Thomas R. Insel, on the DSM-5

By: 
Maggi Flaherty

Later this month, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In an article on May 6, 2013, the New York Times  reported that Dr. Thomas R.

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When Good Traits Go Bad

By: 
Russell Marx

In February, University of California - San Diego held a conference on the translation of new eating disorders research into innovative treatment approaches. One of the highlights of the conference was Dr. Walter Kaye, Director of the UCSD Eating Disorders program discussing:

“When Good Traits Go Bad: Clues to More Effective Treatments for Eating Disorders”

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NEDA Launches Feeding Hope Fund

By: 
Terry Marks

More Than 90% of Every Dollar Raised in Major Gift Campaign Will Support Clinical Research and Training

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