Research

New Study Explains How Those With Eating Disorders Can Override Hunger Cues

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Diana Denza and Victoria James

Eating disorders research often focuses on social aspects of the disorder, treatment, and mortality rates. However, new research has started to explore the psychological factors that contribute to eating disorders. 

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Eating Disorders Research Gets a New Direction

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Diana Denza, Communications Associate

Considered the deadliest mental illness in the United States, clinically-significant eating disorders will affect approximately 20 million women and 10 million men at some point in their lives. And according to recent statistics, 20 million people in the European Union alone have an eating disorder, with a staggering cost of €1 trillion per year.

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Eating Disorders & Economics - A Discussion

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Lauren Smolar, Helpline Manager

Last week, a study was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders stating that people who struggled with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors during adolescence earned less money later on in life. These results are interesting, but more work can be done to explore what these results might really mean for individuals who have struggled with eating concerns.

About the Study

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Treatment in the Context of Research: A Winning Combination

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Barbara Smolek, OTR, MPA

“Being a research subject may sound scary, or evoke images of being treated like a human guinea   pig, but it’s nothing like that at all.”  (Marty) 

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NEDA Congratulates our 2014 Award Winners

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Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

NEDA is incredibly honored and proud to announce the 2014 NEDA Award Winners, presented to individual for their outstanding contributions to the field of eating disorders:

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British Politician Gives Blood to Fuel Anorexia Research!

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Christina Colon, Communications Intern

British Member of Parliament, Brooks Newmark, was just 17 when he endured anorexia nervosa. He surely knows that overcoming the disease takes not only mass amounts of support, but research to help understand the dynamics of such a crippling eating disorder. Fortunately, the newly appointed minister of the Civil Society has recently donated his blood to a study that seeks to collect 25,000 samples from those who have suffered, by 2016.

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Why Researchers Need Our Blood in Solving the Mystery of Anorexia

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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

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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

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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

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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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