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Eating Disorder Research And Resources

 

Research

Screening for Childhood Eating Disorders in Primary Care

Conclusion: Considering eating disorders as medical illnesses with pathophysiologies that can be elucidated with the modern tools of genomics and neuroscience offers the best hope for finding cures or preventive strategies. Early identification is essential to reduce medical complications of eating disorders.

Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders: The State of the Art

Conclusion: Primary prevention combined with early recognition and treatment helps decrease morbidity and mortality in adolescents with eating disorders.

Clinical Trial Comparing Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders in Children to Individual Therapy

Conclusion: Although both treatments led to considerable improvement and were similarly effective in producing full remission at EOT, FBT was more effective in facilitating full remission at both follow-up points.

Prevalence, Heritability, and Prospective Risk Factors for Anorexia Nervosa

Population-based sample of twins in Sweden

Assessing the Heritability of Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms Using a Marginal Maximal Likelihood Approach

Study examining genetic and environmental contributions to liability to anorexia nervosa (AN) symptoms in a population-based twin sample using a genetic common pathway model.

Clinical Study: Anorexia Nervosa and the Insula.

Anorexia nervosa is a serious illness with major physical and psychological morbidity. It has largely been understood in terms of cultural and environmental explanations. However these are insufficient to explain the diverse clinical features of the illness, nor its rarity given the universality of sociocultural factors.

 

Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Statement on Eating Disorders Treatment

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Eating Disorders

F.E.A.S.T. - A forum by parents, for parents

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Academy for Eating Disorders - Reading list for providers and parents

Willamette Valley Chapter - International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

Columbia River Eating Disorder Association (CREDN)

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