Neuroscience

Brain circuitry that triggers overeating identified

Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse's brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not. Now researchers from UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed the precise cellular connections ...

Addiction

Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share genetic link

Part of the risk for alcohol dependence is genetic, and the same is true for eating disorders. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found it's likely some of the same genes are involved ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows PTSD link to binge eating

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report a higher number of binge eating symptoms than individuals who were exposed to trauma but did not develop PTSD symptoms, says a study by University of Manitoba ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How many people have eating disorders?

Last week, federal health minister Greg Hunt announced that more than 60,000 Australians will be asked about their mental health and well-being as part of the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease and binge eating

The results of a new study conducted by Damiano Terenzi, Raffaella Rumiati and Marilena Aiello of SISSA show that "binge eating," which affects some Parkinson's patients, is associated with an impairment of working memory. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating disorders underdiagnosed, untreated in men, minorities

When we think about eating disorders, what comes to mind most often are underweight white females. But this stereotype is causing a great number of males and people of color to miss out on getting proper health care, say ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Overvaluation, binge eating linked to functional impairment

(HealthDay)—Overvaluation and binge eating are strong and unique predictors of distress and impairment among women with binge-eating disorder (BED), according to a study published recently in the International Journal of ...

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