It’s once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don’t have to.
Psychology of Food Cravings: What makes food cravings different than hunger? The role of specific mental imageries.
Heightened fear of uncertainty in anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Children develop pain-coping strategies by watching parents deal with pain.
Characteristics of persons with an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes and psychological comparisons with persons with an eating disorder and no diabetes.
Are you a supertaster? Your friends and family may not be tasting food the same way you do. Take the test here.
Electrocortical Processing of Food and Emotional Pictures in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
Body Image Often Based on Others’ Opinion.
The Blind Spot in the Drive for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Bringing Eating Disorders Prevention Into Focus as a Public Health Priority.
Are gyms fueling eating disorders?
Pharmacological Interventions for Binge Eating: Lessons from Animal Models, Current Treatments, and Future Directions.
Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues.
Personality pathology and its influence on eating disorders.
A brief introduction to Family Based Treatment from EatingKids.com (presumably the site is about kids and eating, not how to cannibalize your kid sister).
The mind-body-microbial continuum.
Of interest to those of you following the comments on the recent Barbie thread: this week’s cover story in New Scientist magazine is on neuroscience and free will. Sorry it’s just a teaser, but I’m guessing some of you have personal and/or university access to read the complete article.
Eating behavior in anorexia nervosa: Before and after treatment.
The Human Brain Atlas, a map of gene expression in the human brain.
A meta-analysis of circulating BDNF concentrations in anorexia nervosa.
Hunger hormone enhances sense of smell.
Neurobiological and Psychopathological Variables Related to Emotional Instability: A Study of Their Capability to Discriminate Patients with Bulimia Nervosa from Healthy Controls.
Why diets are bad for children.
Food for Thought: The Anthropology of Obesity.
If you can arrange your court docket, try to slot yourself for right after lunch. Judges are *much* less likely to grant parole when they’re hungry.
The role of dietitians in treating eating disorders.