Eating Disorders Perspective

 
 
  • Weight Loss App for Kids: Backlash 'Swift and Severe' Dr Jessica Sparks Lilley takes a critical look at the new weight loss app for kids, Kurbo by WW.
  • Why Psychiatrists Need to Screen for Eating Disorders   Drs Drew Ramsey and Deborah Glasofer discuss updates on eating disorders and how to better help patients.
  • The Genetics of Anorexia: A Disorder of Metabolism?   A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa suggests that its origins may not be purely psychiatric.
  • Grading America's Drug Culture   'Hope springs eternal, but eons of reality dampen enthusiasm,' says Dr Lundberg.
  • APA 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2019
  • Vaping for Weight Loss? 5 FAQs At least some of your patients are probably turning to vaping as a way to lose weight. What should you know about it?
  • Endocrinopathies: The New Price of Cancer Treatment With the success of immune checkpoint inhibitors for various cancers came the burden of endocrine immune-related adverse events. Dr Kotwal reviews how to identify and treat these endocrinopathies.
  • How to Take a Headache History Dr Deborah I. Friedman suggests strategies for arriving at a correct diagnosis when taking a headache history.
  • Death Is Not an Acceptable Outcome for Mental Illness   Suicide and mental illness: Dr Jeffrey Lieberman discusses recent events and the need for improved access to treatment.
  • How Our Genomes Shape Psychiatric Symptoms Dr Robert Berezin explores genetic contributions to mental illness and what he feels is a 'unified field theory ' in psychiatry.
  • New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018   From novel biopsy methods to data showing gluten-free foods aren't what they appear to be, this year's meeting had practice-changing implications. Dr David Johnson highlights some key studies.
  • Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from 'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.
  • Rare and Unusual Psychiatric Syndromes: A Primer There are several psychiatric illnesses that, although rarely seen in clinical practice, should be identifiable by physicians. Here are just a few.
  • Weight Stigma and Health: Does Self-blame Play a Role? Evidence suggests that some overweight persons blame themselves for their body weight, impeding their ability to make lifestyle changes to improve health.
  • APA 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2018
  • Burnout Might Really Be Depression; How Do Doctors Cope? Medscape asked physicians whether they experienced burnout, depression, or both. Some experts say that burnout is really a form of depression. Would that change the recommended treatment?
  • Suspect Supplements: Unregulated OTC Meds and Liver Injury Mislabeled herbal products are wreaking havoc on livers. A survey of the latest data on this public health concern is presented.
  • Researchers Debate 'Male Athlete Triad' Syndrome Why is there a lack of studies examining eating behavior, bone density, and hormonal changes in male athletes? Experts weight in on the male athlete triad.
  • How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?
  • 10 Key Primary Care Takeaways: DDW 2017   The 'really hot stuff' from this year's Digestive Disease Week that will interest primary care providers, according to Dr David Johnson.