Tagged: anorexia nervosa

Book Review: Decoding Anorexia by Carrie Arnold

16Oct

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

16Oct

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

24Sep

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

19Jul

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

11Apr

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

11Apr

Reproduced with kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)  www.feast-ed.org “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

11Apr

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