Monthly Archives: May 2010

iaedp Eating Disorders in the News May 28, 2010

The following articles were in the May 28th issue of iaedp Eating Disorders in the News E-Newsletter.  We invite your opinions, insights, and reflections on these stories!

Brain volume changes following weight gain in anorexics
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:52 [IST] – The Columbia University Center for Eating Disorders team used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take pictures of the brains of 32 adult female inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa and 21 healthy women without any psychiatric illnesses.
The scans indicated that when the women with Anorexia Nervosa were in a state of starvation they had less grey matter brain volume compared to the healthy women. Those who had the illness the longest had the greatest reductions in brain volume when underweight.   Source: 

Style Network Greenlights ‘Too Fat for 15′
By Sara Welsh on May 26th, 2010 – 

Style Network has given the go ahead on a new reality show called Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back.  The show will revolve around four “extremely overweight” teens and one preteen whose parents have enrolled them in Wellspring Academy, a boarding school designed for weight loss in North Carolina.  The project is being produced by Daisybeck Prods. in association with Passion Distribution and is inspired by a documentary the network aired last spring about a British teen who attended the school.  The show will premiere in August.   (Be sure and watch video preview at bottom of article)  Source:

Gum Leaves could stave off constant cravings! Tuesday, 25 May 2010 Dani Cooper ABC –  Desperate cravings for food can be sated as easily asking the person affected to imagine the smell of eucalyptus, Australian research shows. The findings could have implications for drug and alcohol addiction and help in treating eating disorders such as bulimia.  In the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, psychology researcher Dr Eva Kemps and colleague Dr Marika Tiggeman examine the psychology of food cravings.  Source:



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Eating Disorders in the News/iaedp E-Newsletters

When we started the current format for our e-Newsletters, the goal was to create an awareness and an activisim opportunity for iaedp members.  We are not endorsing the content but only reporting it to our membership.  We believe that current events and publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and–in general–knowing what is happening outside our offices.  It’s in the news anyway.  Why not use it as an opportunity to establish yourself as an expert in the field?  It is not our purpose to approve or condemn; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (where available) or on this blog site. 

We are offering this blog as a way to voice your thoughts and opinions regarding Eating Disorders in the News.  So you have a couple of choices:  1) leave a comment on the site of the article or 2) write your opinions here!

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Symposium 2011 in Arizona and the Immigration Law Issues

We have been asked about having Symposium 2011 in Arizona with  the current issues due to Arizona’s newest immigration law.  Although iaedp is not a political organization, it is always our goal to be sensitive to the needs/desires of our members.  We realize that some members and attendees might be offended and have objections to spending money in Arizona.  For that reason, we want to explain the situation.

We sign contracts with hotel venues one year to two years prior to the conference start date.  The contracts are legal binding documents that contain performance clauses.  Cancellation clauses carry heavy financial consequences (many, many thousands of dollars).  When an issue like the immigration law in Arizona happens, there is nothing we can do to change venues without it being financially disastrous to the organization.

It is our sincere hope that you will support Symposium 2011 and join us in March!


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