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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.
Source: World-first trial investigating psilocybin psychotherapy for anorexia commencing in US
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Yet less likely to get a diagnosis of an eating disorder versus normal or underweight”
Original Article: Eating Disorders Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults
Overweight and obese young adults are twice as likely as those who are thinner to try to control their weight through binging and purging, using laxatives or diuretics, or forcing themselves to vomit, a new study finds.”
Source: Obese Young Adults Prone to Binging, Purging
Despite a high prevalence of disordered eating behaviors (DEBs), overweight or obese young adults were less likely than those with normal weight or underweight to receive a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder, researchers reported.”
Source: Eating Disorders Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults
These data suggest the need for targeted interventions in children with psychotic experiences to prevent disordered eating behaviors in later adolescence.”
Source: Psychotic Experiences Associated With Increased Risk for Eating Disorders in Adolescents
University of North Carolina is working on a remote patient monitoring study where researchers will use smartwatches and an mHealth app to monitor people with binge eating disorder and bulimia.
Apple Donates Smartwatches for mHealth Study on Eating Disorders
The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM-V) currently lists the following five clinical examples of OSFED [Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders].
- 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
- Bulimia nervosa of low frequency and/or limited duration
- Binge eating disorder of low frequency and/or limited duration
- Purging disorder
- 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:
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
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
Learn about Binge Eating Disorder causes, signs, symptoms, and effects in this article. Eating Disorder Hope offers free information on body image, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. Recovery resources, self-help tools, and treatment centers – Eating Disorder Hope.
Source: About Binge Eating Disorder: Symptoms, Signs, Causes & Articles For Treatment Help
Learn more about this real medical condition
Source: Binge Eating Disorder in Adults
In the United States, the incidence of binge-eating disorder may be as high as 3.5% in women and 2% in men. Do you know the characteristics, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
Source: Fast Five Quiz: Binge-Eating Disorder