In the Journals

Heightened impulsivity common in many psychiatric disorders

August 28, 2019
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry support delay discounting — a type of decision-making tied to impulsivity — as…

In the JournalsPerspective

Gender minority students more likely to have mental health issues

August 16, 2019
Gender minority college students have two to four times the prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury and suicidality compared…

FDA News

FDA accepts New Drug Application for binge eating disorder treatment

July 30, 2019
The FDA has accepted Sunovion Pharmaceuticals’ New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

In the Journals

Genetic origins of anorexia both psychiatric, metabolic

July 22, 2019
Results from a genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics implicated metabo-psychiatric origins of anorexia nervosa, supporting the…

In the Journals

Long-term burden of morbidity, mortality in eating disorders

July 5, 2019
Although the incidence of eating disorders was relatively low compared with some other mental disorders in Wales, patients with eating disorders had…

In the Journals

Weight-based teasing associated with yearly BMI gains in children

June 1, 2019
Youths who reported they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their BMI by 33% more each year compared with a similar group who…

In the Journals

Women with eating disorders before childbirth at risk for depressive symptoms

May 16, 2019
Women who had an eating disorder at any point before childbirth were more likely to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy and up to 18…

Meeting News

Nearly 25% of kids with autism have pica

May 7, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder have pica — an eating disorder involving the eating of nonfood items —…

In the Journals

Many adolescents have mental disorders at the time of transition into adulthood

May 3, 2019
A Danish nationwide birth cohort study showed that the incidence rates of any mental disorder, substance use disorders, depression and anxiety…

In the Journals

Lisdexamfetamine bimesylate comparable to placebo for binge eating disorder

March 8, 2019
Compared with placebo, participants with binge eating disorder demonstrated comparable clinical characteristics and responses to dose-optimized…

CME Article

Facing Overweight and Obesity: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Psychiatric Annals, February 2019, Volume 49 Issue 2
The number of people who are overweight and obese has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Estimates show that 78% of the adult…

In the Journals

Olanzapine offers modest benefit in weight gain in adults with anorexia

January 25, 2019
Adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa who received olanzapine gained more weight each month on average than those who received placebo, study…

In the Journals

Comorbidity within all mental disorders highly prevalent

January 16, 2019
In a Danish population-based cohort study of almost 6 million people, researchers found that individuals with any mental disorder were at increased…

In the Journals

Weight loss predicts complications in anorexia

December 10, 2018
Study results published in the Journal of Adolescent Health showed that total weight loss and recent weight loss were stronger predictors than…

Guest Editorial

Eating Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 48 Issue 10
As a psychiatrist who has dedicated his career to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), related conditions, anxiety, and eating disorders, I am…

Case Report

Deliberate Foreign Body Ingestion

Psychiatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 48 Issue 10
A 37-year-old man with a history of schizoaffective disorder, antisocial personality traits, small bowel obstruction, and multiple endoscopies and…

CME Article

Review of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 48 Issue 10
With the publication of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, specific eating disorder diagnoses expanded beyond…

CME Article

Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 48 Issue 10
This article reviews the considerations for treating co-occurring eating disorders (EDs) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) concurrently. EDs…

CME Article

Neurobiology of Eating Disorders and the Use of Psychotropic Medications

Psychiatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 48 Issue 10
Eating disorders are some of the most challenging and complex disorders encountered in psychiatry. The combination of medical acuity, psychiatric…

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