Tag: Eating Disorders

World-first trial investigating psilocybin psychotherapy for anorexia commencing in US

write about anorexia nervosa

We came across this topic some time back and thought it would be good inspiration for a NutriScape.NET article written from the dietitian’s point of view. Here are some quick snippets you can follow.


Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Psychedelic Research Unit are commencing a landmark human clinical trial to explore the effects of psilocybin in persons with chronic anorexia nervosa (AN). The new trial adds to a growing body of evidence finding psychedelic psychotherapy effective for depression, addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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The “Other” Eating Disorders

The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM-V) currently lists the following five clinical examples of OSFED [Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders].

  1. Atypical anorexia nervosa: All criteria for anorexia nervosa are met; despite significant weight loss, the individual’s weight is within or above the normal range
  2. Bulimia nervosa of low frequency and/or limited duration
  3. Binge eating disorder of low frequency and/or limited duration
  4. Purging disorder
  5. Night Eating Syndrome

It’s important to note that this list in not exhaustive, and there are other situations and variations of symptoms that would also warrant an OSFED diagnosis or the alternative, Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

Source:Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)

ICD-10 Coding For Eating Disorders:
Codes
F50 Eating disorders
F50.0 Anorexia nervosa
F50.00 …… unspecified
F50.01 …… restricting type
F50.02 …… binge eating/purging type
F50.2 Bulimia nervosa
F50.8 Other eating disorders
F50.81 Binge eating disorder
F50.82 Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
F50.89 Other specified eating disorder
F50.9 Eating disorder, unspecified


Eating Disorders Do Not Equal Thinness

The body positive community’s emphasis on health, self-care, and a balanced approach to eating and living has offered a stark contrast to the imagery we’re used to. Users are encouraged to work out because it feels good, to eat because it fuels them, and to love the fruit of their genetics, regardless of whether their appearance falls neatly within historical western standards of beauty.

Source: Eating Disorders Do Not Equal Thinness