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Tagged: anorexia nervosa

Book Review: Decoding Anorexia by Carrie Arnold


Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders

“Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of … Continue reading


Treatment refusal and Palliative Care


A question from my friend, Marcella. “I have been asked to comment on the feeling of carers about palliative care and “treatment resistant anorexia”. My first thought is that Anorexia Nervosa is always pretty treatment resistant but that that doesn’t … Continue reading


A Guest Post – Anorexia and Anxiety


Anorexia Nervosa: An Anxiety Disorder with a Specific Set of Rules? Okay, so the awesome Charlotte has invited me to write a blog post related to the title above. Some of you may have previously read my own blog: ‘Extra … Continue reading


What every doctor should know


An eating disorder is a physiological and a psychological disorder. Regarding an eating disorder as a purely psychological problem and treating it as such can prolong and perpetuate the disorder.  Treating the purely physiological symptoms by refeeding to 90% of … Continue reading


The Role of Nutrition for Parents


The role of nutrition, food intake and weight What do food and nutrition have to do with eating disorder recovery? What can parents do when it comes to what, when, and how much to eat? There are two important things … Continue reading


What causes an eating disorder


Reproduced with kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) “What causes a person to develop an eating disorder? We do not yet know, for sure, what causes eating disorders. Here are some things we do … Continue reading


Eating Disorders – a short introduction


When describing mental illnesses, it is the current practice to describe them as brain disorders.  Personally, I prefer brain circuitry disorders as described here by Dr Thomas Insel, Head of NIMH. So what are eating disorders and are they brain … Continue reading