Academy for Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders The Vision of the Academy for Eating Disorders is: Global access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders.

The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention. Our Vision is for: Global access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders. Our Strategic Goals: 1. Generate knowledge and integrate collective expertise about Eating Disorders. 2. Provide platforms for the promotion of understanding, sharing of knowledge, & research-practice integration in the field of Eating Disorders. 3. Build capacity in the next generation of Eating Disorder professionals. 4. Foster innovation & best practice by recognizing excellence in the field of Eating Disorders.

Did you know that AED has several committees that work creating change in specific areas related to eating disorders? So...
07/20/2019
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Did you know that AED has several committees that work creating change in specific areas related to eating disorders? Some of the committees we have include the Advocacy & Communication Committee, the Research-Practice Committee, Ethics Committee, and a Taskforce on the Development of Psychological Care Guidelines, just to name a few! Check out the Committee and Taskforce page for a complete list!

https://www.aedweb.org/about/standing-committees

07/19/2019
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"Fifteen undergraduate students participated. Participants endorsed a variety of ED symptoms and sought various levels of treatment. Most participants transitioned to university with an already‐established diagnosis. Participants described that ED symptoms tended to worsen in university for a variety of reasons including (a) minimization of ED severity, (b) loss of external accountability, (c) use of ED symptoms as a coping mechanism, and (d) glorification of ED behaviors in campus diet culture. Subsequently, the ED disrupted the university experience by (e) hindering participants' ability to focus on academic responsibilities and (f) leading to social isolation on campus."

The Academy for Eating Disorders needs your help to choose locations for the International Conference on Eating Disorder...
07/19/2019
Future ICED Location Survey - July 2019

The Academy for Eating Disorders needs your help to choose locations for the International Conference on Eating Disorders for 2022 and 2023. Each year we strive to host the conference in an affordable location with:
• a major international airport to allow for the most convenient arrivals from around the world;
• Safety of travel to and around the conference
• No particular world health threats
• And that also provides an opportunity for you to spend time with your family before or after the conference.

We are asking for five minutes of your time to share your perspective on potential locations by completing this ICED Location Survey.
Survey closes July 31, 2019.

World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights: an AED global blueprint for promoting excellence in care through patient-carer-...
07/19/2019
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World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights: an AED global blueprint for promoting excellence in care through patient-carer-professional partnerships

"Women and men exposed to thinspiration and fitspiration in their everyday lives may subsequently experience lower body ...
07/18/2019
Thinspiration and fitspiration in everyday life: An experience sampling study

"Women and men exposed to thinspiration and fitspiration in their everyday lives may subsequently experience lower body satisfaction and poorer affective functioning."

We used experience sampling to examine thinspiration and fitspiration in the everyday lives of women and men. Undergraduates (N = 108, 21% men) comple…

"The social media giant said it was tightening its rules on the promotion of self-harm, including content that advocates...
07/18/2019
Facebook and Instagram crack down on anorexia posts in effort to combat eating disorders

"The social media giant said it was tightening its rules on the promotion of self-harm, including content that advocates or gives instructions on how to achieve "drastic and unhealthy weight loss"."

Facebook and its sister service Instagram will now ban images of ribcages, concave stomachs and "thigh gaps" that glamourise eating disorders after pressure from charities and campaigners.

"Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State...
07/18/2019
Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

"Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine."

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.

As a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prev...
07/17/2019
AED Signs on to Support New Legislative Initiative – The Nutrition CARE Act | Newswise: News for Journalists

As a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) supports the introduction of the Nutrition Counseling Aiding Recovery for Eating Disorders (CARE) Act (HR 3711) that was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Nutrition CARE Act will enable specialist nutrition intervention, an essential component of eating disorder treatment, to be covered by Medicare, which has significant implications for the prognosis of eating disorders.

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) supports the introduction of the Nutrition Counseling Aiding Recovery for Eating Disorders (CARE) Act that was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress.

07/17/2019
Overview | Eating disorders | Quality standards | NICE

"This quality standard covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and care for children, young people and adults with an eating disorder. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement."

Published September 2018

Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in the assessment, treatment, monitoring and care of people with an eating disorder

These findings support the current operationalization of eating disorder recovery, encompassing physical, behavioral, an...
07/16/2019
Longitudinal follow‐up of a comprehensive operationalization of eating disorder recovery: Concurrent and predictive validity - Bardone‐Cone - - International Journal of Eating Disorders - Wiley Online Library

These findings support the current operationalization of eating disorder recovery, encompassing physical, behavioral, and cognitive indices, as valid and highlight that full recovery is not only possible but predicts full recovery years later. Future research should examine this operationalization in diverse samples and study trajectories of recovery to identify predictors.

International Journal of Eating DisordersEarly View BRIEF REPORT Longitudinal follow‐up of a comprehensive operationalization of eating disorder recovery: Concurrent and predictive validity Anna M. Bardone‐Cone PhD Corresponding Author E-mail address: [email protected] https://orcid.org/0000-0...

ANGI was designed to be a genome-wide association study or GWAS. GWAS are discovery science—meaning that you do not ha...
07/16/2019
Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) Part 1: The Results

ANGI was designed to be a genome-wide association study or GWAS. GWAS are discovery science—meaning that you do not have to have any prior guesses about what you are looking for on the genome, you just let the genome speak for itself. GWAS scan the entire genome for over 1 million genetic markers and compare the genomes of thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of cases (in ANGI, that is people with anorexia nervosa) to the genomes of as many controls. Even though it is a massive undertaking to collect such large samples of individuals, GWAS are the preferred method for examining the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders.

by Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD This is the first of a four-part blog series discussing the results and process of ANGI and our planned next steps in studying the genetics of eating disorders. We are thri…

"This article aims to draw attention to the increased risk for, as well as potential contributors to, body dissatisfacti...
07/15/2019
Addressing Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

"This article aims to draw attention to the increased risk for, as well as potential contributors to, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among SGM (sexual and gender minorities) adolescents and young adults, and to share perspectives on how clinicians and public health programs can use this awareness to screen for, prevent, and treat these disorders."

American Journal of Preventive MedicineVolume 56, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 318-322Current IssuesAddressing Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction in Sexual and Gender Minority YouthAuthor links open overlay panelHilary B.GoldhammerSM1Essence D.MastonPhD1Alex S.KeuroghlianMD, MPH123https://do...

"The efficacy and safety of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disord...
07/15/2019
Understanding the neural mechanisms of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) pharmacotherapy in Binge Eating Disorder (BED): a study protocol

"The efficacy and safety of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) has been demonstrated in multiple randomised clinical trials. Despite this, little is known about how LDX acts to improve binge eating symptoms. This study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the neural mechanisms by which LDX improves symptoms of BED."

The efficacy and safety of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) has been demonstrated in multiple randomised clinical trials. Despite this, little is known about how LDX acts to improve binge eating symptoms. This study aims to provide....

The Crude Mortality Rate for males with eating disorders was 12.9% in anorexia, 11.1% in bulimia, and 6.4% in ED-NOS.
07/14/2019
Mortality in males treated for an eating disorder—A large prospective study - Quadflieg - - International Journal of Eating Disorders - Wiley Online Library

The Crude Mortality Rate for males with eating disorders was 12.9% in anorexia, 11.1% in bulimia, and 6.4% in ED-NOS.

International Journal of Eating DisordersEarly View BRIEF REPORT Mortality in males treated for an eating disorder—A large prospective study Norbert Quadflieg Dipl.‐Psych. Corresponding Author E-mail address: [email protected] https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6252-3315 Department ...

"Influencing advertising practices via tax incentives combined with corporate social responsibility initiatives may be t...
07/14/2019
Digital Manipulation of Images of Models' Appearance in Advertising: Strategies for Action Through Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Incentives to Protect Public Health - Caitlin McBride, Nancy Costello, Suman Ambwani, Breanne Wilhite, S....

"Influencing advertising practices via tax incentives combined with corporate social responsibility initiatives may be the most constitutionally feasible options for the US legal context to reduce the use of digitally alternated images of models' bodies in advertising."

Context: Widespread digital retouching of advertising imagery in the fashion, beauty, and other consumer industries promotes unrealistic beauty standards that h...

07/14/2019
What is the female stress response and why is it interesting?

We typically hear about fight, flight and maybe freeze, but do you know about “tend and befriend?” Many of the hormones and neurotransmitters involved in the stress response have implications in EDs. Check out this great article with amazing illustrations for a primer!

Everybody’s heard of ‘fight/flight’ (and sometimes ‘freeze’). And before I go any further let’s take a quick moment to acknowledge that these things would make an awesome superhero trio if Marvel or DC got on board with some costume design and screenplay.

07/13/2019
MN Trauma Project

MN Trauma Project

"Could a simple shot in the neck be a break-through for the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? The toll from PTSD is growing. About 20 veterans a day commit suicide in what the VA is now calling an epidemic. Only 40% find relief from PTSD with current treatments. The new procedure called stellate ganglion block, or SGB, is so fast-acting that many believe it could be a game changer. Used for decades to treat chronic pain, it's only recently been tried for PTSD. Now the U.S. Army is spending $2 million to find out more. Nobody is calling it a cure, but the promise of a new therapy can't come soon enough for many veterans we spoke with - frustrated and despairing that nothing they have tried has worked."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sgb-a-possible-breakthrough-treatment-for-ptsd-60-minutes-2019-06-16/?fbclid=IwAR3ZF-zLQG-PmXu3NsxRcDe78iUIPYQtdu7VxWJomr2tezRBHilAOw1_cMA

A new blog post from AED President Bryn Austin:Taking Our Place at the Table as Citizen Scientists and Clinicians
07/12/2019
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A new blog post from AED President Bryn Austin:
Taking Our Place at the Table as Citizen Scientists and Clinicians

AED is a proud member of the Eating Disorders Coalition.
07/11/2019
Eating Disorders Coalition

AED is a proud member of the Eating Disorders Coalition.

The Eating Disorders Coalition applauds the bipartisan introduction of the Nutrition CARE Act, led by Congresswoman Judy Chu and Rep. Jackie Walorski. This is the first eating disorders legislation to improve access to care for seniors and persons with disabilities on #Medicare. Read the EDC's press release here for more information: http://bit.ly/2YOSI5A

"In those early days I recall reading an article about how “eating disorders affect the entire family” and I rolled ...
07/11/2019
A personal post on: eating disorders & unconditional love.

"In those early days I recall reading an article about how “eating disorders affect the entire family” and I rolled my eyes. Probably because I did not want to believe it. Probably because it sounded entirely dramatic. Here’s what I know now. Eating disorders do affect the entire family; they change family."

It is rare for me to fill this space with personal matters but I am doing so because maybe there is somebody out there who needs to read this today. Maybe there is somebody out there like me who has searched the internet for guiding words when they’ve felt directionless, unsupported and helpless. ...

"Studies have consistently shown that patients with anorexia nervosa have altered neuropsychological functions in some c...
07/11/2019
Set-shifting, central coherence and decision-making in individuals recovered from anorexia nervosa: a systematic review

"Studies have consistently shown that patients with anorexia nervosa have altered neuropsychological functions in some cognitive domains. An important question is whether these difficulties persist after the patients have recovered from their illness."

The aim of this study was to review the existing literature and evaluate whether deficits in set-shifting, central coherence and decision-making persist in individuals recovered from anorexia nervosa (AN-REC). A systematic review approach was used. Literature was identified via searches in PubMed, P...

07/11/2019
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Differences in risk factors for binge eating by socioeconomic status in a community‐based sample of adolescents: Findings from Project EAT

Objective: Binge eating is prevalent across socioeconomic status (SES) groups, but it is unclear whether risk factors for binge eating vary by SES. This study examined the prevalence of several risk factors for binge eating by SES and SES as a potential moderator of these risk factors.

Free access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eat.23079

"Although the incidence of eating disorders was relatively low compared with some other mental disorders in Wales, patie...
07/10/2019
Long-term burden of morbidity, mortality in eating disorders

"Although the incidence of eating disorders was relatively low compared with some other mental disorders in Wales, patients with eating disorders had a higher burden of morbidity, other mental health problems and mortality, according to study findings."

Although the incidence of eating disorders was relatively low compared with some other mental disorders in Wales, patients with eating disorders had a higher burden of morbidity, other mental health problems and mortality, according to study findings.“Given the difficulty of engaging people wi...

07/10/2019
Redirecting

Temporal Trends in Treatment Utilization for Disordered Eating in U.S. Adolescents From 2004 Through 2017: A Nationally Representative Study

"This study investigated if three maternal eating styles (emotional eating style, external eating style, and restrained ...
07/08/2019
Why are you eating, mom? Maternal emotional, restrained, and external eating explaining children's eating styles

"This study investigated if three maternal eating styles (emotional eating style, external eating style, and restrained eating style) predict respective eating styles in children. In particular, we tested if these associations are different in mother-daughter dyads, compared to mother-son dyads."

This study investigated if three maternal eating styles (emotional eating style, external eating style, and restrained eating style) predict respectiv…

"This study aimed to describe service providers and patients’ experiences of the design and implementation of a new da...
07/08/2019
A day treatment program for adults with eating disorders: staff and patient experiences in implementation

"This study aimed to describe service providers and patients’ experiences of the design and implementation of a new day treatment program (DTP) for those patients with eating disorders."

Eating disorders are serious conditions which are increasing in prevalence internationally. The causes of these conditions are complex and incompletely understood, and clinical presentations can vary over time. The complexity of these conditions can also complicate treatment. Therefore, stepped care...

When we witness the widespread mocking or criticism of a woman’s weight on social media or in the mainstream press, we...
07/07/2019
Opinion: Why celebrity fat-shaming is even more dangerous than you may think

When we witness the widespread mocking or criticism of a woman’s weight on social media or in the mainstream press, we tend to turn that shame and loathing inwards, by critiquing our own weight and making ourselves feel bad about our own bodies. These are the findings of a recent study by psychologists at McGill University, published in the Personality and Psychology Bulletin.

These articles could be influencing our behaviour in ways we don’t even know, long after we’ve closed our tabs or logged out, which makes them even harder to pinpoint when it comes to our mental health

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