Eating Disorders Perspective

 
 
  • PAs Can Do More Under New Laws This year, Florida and Oregon joined other states that have broadened the role of PAs and broken through many barriers to care.
  • Elite Athletes and COVID's Mental Health Tolls The lead-up to this summer's Olympics has highlighted the unique stresses on the world's best athletes, and the resilience they've shown in battling through them.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: It’s Not Just About Fertility Polycystic ovary syndrome has a profound impact on a woman’s life, and its diagnosis and management remain confusing.
  • APA 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2021
  • Preventing Psychosocial Effects of Adult ADHD During the Pandemic Four doctors look at how to address the link between ADHD and COVID-19.
  • Is Sending My Suicidal Teen Patient to the ED Enough? After eliciting the teen's realistic suicide plan, you send him to the ED with his parent for crisis mental health evaluation. Have you done enough to prevent this child from dying at his own hand?
  • Please Don't Use the Word 'Brittle' With Diabetes The word 'brittle' in the context of diabetes is unscientific, unhelpful, and potentially harmful, says Miriam E. Tucker, a Medscape contributing writer who lives with type 1 diabetes.
  • The Obesity Risk Everyone Forgets Some predisposing factors for obesity are obvious, but this pandemic highlights an emerging risk factor that healthcare professionals must remain vigilant to detect, says Dr Jessica Sparks Lilley.
  • 'I Think I'm Transgender': A Clinician's Guide to Next Steps What do you do when a patient discloses that they think they are transgender? Here are the first steps to take.
  • Can 'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No We can't tell very much about a person's health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says one bariatric surgeon.
  • Obesity and the Bitter Pill of Truth Obesity is encountered ubiquitously in clinical practice, with rates continuing to rise -- but why? Perhaps it's time we face the truth, says Dr Akshay Jain.
  • Weighing Children in School: No Good Can Come of It The UK National Obesity Forum is recommending that children be weighed upon their return to school. This would do more harm than good, says Dr Yoni Freedhoff.
  • Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know   Bariatric surgery is one of the few strategies shown to be effective in treating severe obesity in children. Dr Elizabeth Parks Prout provides key information, including new AAP recommendations.
  • What Past Disasters Tell Us About COVID-19 and Substance Abuse As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer worries for a country already facing rising rates of substance abuse.
  • APA 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2020
  • Are Dementia Drugs Serving This Patient Well? An elderly man with Alzheimer' disease is taking three drugs. Which of these, if any, are good targets for deprescribing?
  • As Players Open Up, the NBA Tackles Mental Health A conversation with sports psychologist Dr Jennifer Carter about how the league is aiming to help its players, and what it might mean for amateur athletes.
  • Seven Practice-Changing Studies You Need to Know: ACG 2019   Dr David Johnson on the cutting-edge science that caught his eye at this year's American College of Gastroenterology meeting, including a study on gastroenterologists' own health.
  • The 'Most Dangerous Eating Disorder': Diabulimia in T1D The vigilance required for glycemic control in type 1 diabetes combined with the quest for normality could be the start of a perfect storm for an eating disorder.
  • Multiple Psych Disorders Genetically Linked -- New Findings   Some psychiatric disorders are frequently observed together. Could they share a genetic link?