Journal of Eating Disorders is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders.
- Phillipa Hay, University of Western Sydney
- Stephen Touyz, University of Sydney
- Jeremy Freeman, University of Sydney
- Daniel Le Grange, University of Chicago
- Jonathan Mond, University of Newcastle and the Australian National University
- Kathleen Pike, Columbia University
- Janet Treasure, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London
- Stephan Zipfel, University of Tuebingen
Research articleUsing Q-Methodology, this study identified six distinct, culturally-circulating constructions of bulimia, including an understanding of bulimia as a problem of behavioural control, and one of bulimia as dysfunctional psychological coping mechanism. Potential implications of these constructions for behaviour and experience are highlighted.
ReviewThis narrative review summarizes recent literature describing suicide and self-injury in eating disorders including anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED). Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses consistently associated with increased mortality rates including high rates of suicide and associated behaviors.
Letter to the EditorHeart rate variability biofeedback is a technique which encourages slow meditative breathing as the change in pulse pattern is displayed on a computer monitor for the patient to observe. When performed with patients with various eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, we found this modality had no serious side effects, and was subjectively useful to most participants. An enhanced ability to generate highly coherent patterns in patients with recent onset anorexia nervosa was observed.
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:19
The joint winners of the Journal of Eating Disorders award of Best Article Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2014, were Matilda Nowakowski and Karina Allen.
The award of Journal of Eating Disorders Best Article by an Early Career Researcher Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2014, was won by Eric Stephen.
These awards of the Journal of Eating Disorders were sponsored by Ramsay Mental Health. Articles were assessed for findings that are likely to have broad (global) impact in reducing the community and personal burden of eating disorders.
For more information, please visit the award webpage.
Professor Hay is Foundation Chair of Mental Health at the University of Western Sydney, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at James Cook University, and Senior Consultant in Psychiatry at Campbelltown Hospital. She is a graduate of Otago University, Dunedin NZ, (MBChB, MD) and the University of Oxford, UK (DPhil).
Professor Touyz, PhD., FAED is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. He is also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders. He has been the professor responsible for the clinical psychology postgraduate training programme at the University of Sydney since 1996.