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Eating Disorders

A pattern of overeating followed by undereating may reduce the ability of the brain to feel reward and drive compulsive eating, a common feature of eating disorders, suggests a study published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
Mental health survey data for 71,712 US college students found eating disorders were highly predictive of which psychiatric condition?

A diagnosis of bulimia nervosa more than quadrupled the risk of cardiovascular disease and death over 12 years of follow-up in a cohort study of women hospitalized in Canada.
The Academy for Eating Disorders in Reston, Virginia is supporting calls to address physician training after a recent report found inadequate medical education around eating disorders is resulting in avoidable patient deaths.
SAN DIEGO—People with binge eating disorder (BED) are at increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt—and that risk appears even greater if they also have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or have had bariatric surgery…
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