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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

  Journal of Consulting and Oinical Psychology 2001,  Vol. 69,  No. 6, 1061-1065 Copyril!bt  2001 by the American  Psychological  Association, Inc. 0022-006X/OIIS5.00     DOI:  I0.1037/,0022-006X.69.6.1061   Christy  F. Telch  and W. Stewart Agras Stanford  University  School of Medicine Marsha  M. Linehan University of Washington (Seattle)     Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder This study evaluated the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBn adapted for  binge eating  disorder (BED). Women with BED (N = 44) were randomly assigned to group…

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Is Anorexia Nervosa a Subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Probably Not, but Read On …

Is Anorexia Nervosa a Subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Probably Not, but Read On …

    Jon E. Grant, JD, MD and Katharine A. Phillips, MD Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) related to eating disorders? Or is it related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or perhaps to social phobia? What about the other somatoform disorders with which BDD is classified? BDD’s relationship to OCD has received the most attention, with available data suggesting that…

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What It’s Like to Suffer Daily With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What It’s Like to Suffer Daily With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What is It? We all have that one imperfection we wish we could change – a crooked tooth, a large nose, acne-prone skin, eyes that are too narrow, a flabby stomach, and the list goes on. However, we accept it and carry on with our daily lives – it’s more of an annoyance than a debilitating thought. If you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), you become fixated on that imperfection – obsessed, really – until it becomes the only…

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Dissonance-based program offers hope to women struggling with eating disorders

Dissonance-based program offers hope to women struggling with eating disorders

  For women struggling with eating disorders, researchers at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, have found that completing a 4-week dissonance-based eating disorder program may reduce eating disorder symptoms as well as lower the cardiac risks associated with eating disorder symptoms. Dissonance-based eating disorder programs Such programs may effect changes in women’s attitudes, behaviors via critical assessment of current media and societal portrayals of thin women as the ideal. Melinda Green, PhD, MS, associate professor, psychology, Cornell College, and colleagues studied the…

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Bulimia Nervosa Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes

Bulimia Nervosa Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes

History Case study A 21-year-old woman is brought into an outpatient clinic by her mother, who complains that her daughter has been demonstrating unusual eating patterns since she moved back home 6 months ago. Her mother observes her to eat large amounts of food, such as desserts, when she is alone, often finding food wrappers hidden in her daughter’s room. She is worried that her daughter may be engaging in vomiting after these episodes of heavy eating. She often isolates…

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Bulimia Nervosa | Psychology Today

Bulimia Nervosa | Psychology Today

  Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating—consuming a lot of food quickly—followed by compensatory behavior, most commonly vomiting or “purging.” Definition Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of binge eating—i.e., consuming unusually large amounts of food in a short time—and a feeling that one lacks control over eating. A bulimic can consume as many as 3,400 calories in little more than an hour and as many as 20,000 calories in eight…

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders

  In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders. What are the major kinds of eating disorders? There are three major types of eating disorders. People with…

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Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients With Eating Disorders: Implications for Psychiatrists | Psychiatric Times

Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients With Eating Disorders: Implications for Psychiatrists | Psychiatric Times

April 29, 2016 | Special Reports, Eating Disorders, Neuropsychiatry By Christina Scribner, MS, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD   The etiology of disordered eating and eating disorders is not clear; in fact, there is much dissent among experts about their development and treatment. Yet, there is wide agreement that these disorders: • Interfere with daily functioning (physical, psychological, and relational) • Are a serious threat to life • Are biologically based Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and…

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When Your Spouse Has Bulimia

When Your Spouse Has Bulimia

  Article Contributed By: The Castlewood Staff The support of a spouse is one of the most valuable resources an individual with bulimia can have available to them. If you have never struggled with an eating disorder, it can – at times – be confusing and frustrating to understand. When someone we love is sick, we want to know why and what we can do to help them, but with an eating disorder, there is no single cause or cure….

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Implications of Childhood Sexual Abuse for Adult Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | American Journal of Psychiatry

Implications of Childhood Sexual Abuse for Adult Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | American Journal of Psychiatry

Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether women with a history of early-onset sexual abuse or those with late-onset sexual abuse were more likely to meet diagnostic criteria for both borderline personality disorder and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHOD: The Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and the Trauma Assessment Package were administered to 65 women from three outpatient clinics in a metropolitan area. Thirty-eight subjects met criteria for early-onset abuse, while 27 subjects met criteria for late-onset abuse. RESULTS: The…

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