You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Science’ tag.
January 23, 2008 in Access to ED Care/Treatment, anorexia, Anorexia and Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Antidepressants and Adolescents with ED's, Behavioral Health, Big Pharma, Community Health Education, Consumer Alert, Eating Disorder Advocacy, Eating Disorder Research, Eating Disorders, ED's and Antidepressants, Empowered Families, Evidence Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Evidence-Based Medicine, Family supported ED treatment, FDA study/clinical trials, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Health Care, Improvement of Psychological and Behavioral Treatments, Mental Health, Mental Health America, meta-analysis, Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Eating Disorders, New England Journal of Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychopharmacology, Publication bias, Research and Recovery, Science, skewed data, SSRI's and ED's | Tags: Anorexia and Depression, Antidepressants and Children/Adolescents, antidepressants and ED's, Behavioral Health, Big Pharma, Consumer Alert, Dr Turner, eating disordered, Eating Disorders, Evidence-Based Medicine, FDA studies/data, Health Care, health&science, Mental Health, MHA, NEJM, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Publication bias, research, Science, selective reporting of clinical trials, skewed data | Leave a comment
… I always say, especially when it comes to ED’s and medication- specifically anitdepressants and children/adolescents.
It’s a call that I personally feel many clinicians make way too early before steady gains in weight, and full nutrition have been sufficiently addressed, and this takes time. As parents, we see a significant change in mood with increased nutrition, as well as the opposite when our children are not eating enough or metabolizing properly during refeeding and recovery.
Of course this will be an intimately personal and individualized decision, and antidepressants, without a doubt, have helped countless numbers of inividuals from seemingly endless and needless suffering.
And you would want to have a physician who would have all the up to date, accurate, and forthright information in helping you make the best decision possible for your child, but after reading Dr Turner’s published report/study as well as the New England Journal of Medicine’s abstract about “selective reporting and clinical trials”, and “efficacy overstated for antidepressants” I’m convinced it’s vital to continue scrutinizing, as well as reseaching the use of antidepressants within the treatment of ED’s; and question why some clincians seem a tad overzealous to prescribe them.
And as some counterbalance, not completely overlooking how antidepressants have assisted many, CEO David Shern of Mental Health America shared a brief response.
January 16, 2008 in Access to ED Care/Treatment, Accurate Information Campaigns in ED's, Adolescent Eating Behaviors, American Journal of Psychiatry, anorexia, Anorexia Nervosa, Community Health Education, Dr Cynthia Bulik, Eating Disorder Advocacy, Eating Disorder Research, Eating Disorders, ED advocacy, ED Hope & Recovery, Erase Stigma of Anorexia, Evidence Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Genetic and Environmental causes of ED's, Health, Health Care, Insurance Coverage and ED's, Insurance Disparity, International Journal of Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Neuroscience and Eating Disorders, news, Policy & Action, Questionnaire Studies/Data, Research and Recovery, Science, Sociocultural Factors in Eating Disorders, UNC study | Tags: Access to ED Treatment, biology, Blame-Based Stigma, Dr Cynthia Bulik, Eating Disorder Advocacy, Eating Disorder Research, ED Support, Environmental Factors in ED's, Erase Stigma of Anorexia, Evidence Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, genetic/biological components to ED's, Health Care, Insurance Coverage and ED's, International Journal of Eating Disorders, journalism, media, Mental Health, Michele A. Crisatulli, news, Questionnaire Studies/Data, research, Science, Sociocultural Factors in Eating Disorders, UNC study, UNC.edu, University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program | Leave a comment
The news of UNC’s study has been bustling about, but it’s worth posting this fine gem of a quote from senior author and director of UNC’s Eating Disorders Program, Dr Cynthia Bulik: “even a nugget of accurate biological information can influence how health care professionals preceive the illness” -and similarly can change the perceptions of others as well.
Nuggets of Information- Boulders of Truth… “POW!”
January 15, 2008 in Adolescent Eating Behaviors, American Journal of Psychiatry, anorexia, Anorexia Nervosa, Biostatistics, Community Health Education, Disordered Eating Behaviors, Division of Epidemiology, Dr Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Eating Disorder Advocacy, Eating Disorder News, Eating Disorders, Eating Patterns and Weight Related Issues, ED advocacy, Empowered Families, Evidence Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Family Based Therapy, Family Meals, Family supported ED treatment, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Improvement of Psychological and Behavioral Treatments, Maudsley Method, MM/FBT, Parental Support, Project EAT/Eating Among Teens, Public Health and Nutrition, Science, University of Chicago ED treatment, University of Minnesota | Tags: Adolscent Eating Behaviors, American Medical Association, anorexia, Behavioral Health, Biostatistics, Bulima, Community Health Education, Disordered Eating Behaviors, Dr Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Eating Among Teens, Eating Disorder Advocacy, Eating Disorders, Empowered Parents/Families, Family Based Therapy, Family Meals, Health, Health & Wellbeing, JAMA, Mary Story PhD, Maudsley Method, news, nutrition interventions, Pediatric&Adolescent Medicine, Project EAT I/II, Public Health and Nutrition, Pychiatry, Pychology, Science, University of Minnesota Project EAT | 2 comments
Most of us realize how vitally important our meals with our loved ones are when they are suffeing from an eating disorder, and that they are not always an easy affair, especially when the eating disorder is unbearably strong and entrenched while healing through recovery.
Those ‘family meals’ are also jeopardized by rushed schedules, overworked and exhausted parents, and seemingly less and less of those maintained moments when we can gather together, even with the simplest but nutritious of food prepartions to share, rekindle and reconnect.
Food sustains us and nourishes us in so many ways- and as Laura Collins always reminds us: FOOD IS MEDICINE- distinctly so when your child suffers from an eating disorder.
Recently Dr Dianne Neumark-Sztainer from the University of Minnesota co-authored a longitudinal study on “the potential role of family meals as a protective factor against disorderd eating behaviors“ which may be the first published investigation of its kind examining the benefits and implications of family meals from their ongoing (love this) Project EAT research study.
I think this is empowering news since there are still lingering and erroneous views that parents, and even worse, that the sufferer are to blame or caused the eating disorder. Studies such as these also provide additional support and consideration into looking more closely at the benefits of Family-Based or Maudsley Method treatments for eating disorders and realign what we all know intuively heals a malnourished body and mind.