Hey, if any of you subscribe to or have access to (maybe through your university library or something) the magazine American Psychologist, you might want to have a look at the April 2007 edition. I just got it in the mail and it is entirely devoted to Eating Disorders.
Articles include (and I summarized the synopsis of each article so you get an idea):
Eating Disorders: A Call to arms--- emphasizing that although eating disorders have the highest mortality rating among behavorial disorders, reasearch about eating disorders is sparse.
Eating Disorders: NIMH's Perspective-- areas of research interest for them are effective treatments and identifying the pathways for eating disorders frfrom genes to proteins or abnormalities in the nueral system to behavior.
Eating Disorder Diagnosises: Empirical Approaches to Classification--- stating that 60% of eating disorders are not true bulimia or anorexia and thus are catagorized as unspecified and how this is problematic.
Risk Factors for Eating Disorders--- cultural influences as well as genetics contribute to anorexia.
Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders--- cognitive behavioral is best treatment for bulimia and binge eating disorders but less is know about anorexia.
Should Medicare Reimburse Providers for Weight loss interventions?--- article said that lifestyle interventions and drugs can have long term impact, not dieting.
Medicare's Search for effective Obesity treaments: Diets are not the answer--- dieting predicted weight gain not loss.
Effective Obesity Treatments--- lifestyle and drug interventions have produced on average a 7lb sustained loss over a 2 year period