In the Journals

Eating disorders common among patients with chronic constipation

January 9, 2020
Anxiety related to abdominal gastrointestinal symptoms may lead to eating disorders among patients with chronic constipation, according to study…

In the JournalsPerspective

Study finds association between anxiety and eating disorders among adolescent girls

December 18, 2019
Adolescent girls with anxiety disorder may be at an increased risk for eating disorders, according to results of a longitudinal cohort study…

In the Journals

ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.

In the Journals

Social media use associated with disordered eating among young adolescents

December 5, 2019
Researchers have reported a “clear pattern of association” between social media use and disordered eating thoughts and behaviors…

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Women with eating disorders experience adverse pregnancy, neonatal outcomes

November 21, 2019
Women with eating disorders are at an increased risk for adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes and should thus be recognized as a high-risk…

Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

October 30, 2019
Research presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo highlighted a need for future studies of the impact of autism spectrum disorder…

In the Journals

Bulimia nervosa associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases among women

October 16, 2019
Findings of a 12-year study from Canada suggest a link between bulimia nervosa and the risk for any cardiovascular disease, as well as death, among…

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…

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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…

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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…

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