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
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.
Research articleAn examination of participants in Waves I-III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) suggested that diet pill use, but not vomiting or laxative misuse, increases over time. Purging and diet pill use were significantly associated with higher body mass index, self-perception of being overweight, low self-esteem, depression, and delinquency.
Book reviewThis is an excellent, inexpensive clinical guidebook for patients,carers and interested clinicians which provides valuable information and practical skills for those tacking the often long and difficult road to recovery from an eating disorder.
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:19
2013 Editor’s Prize winners announced
The winner of the Journal of Eating Disorders award of Best Article by a Senior Author Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2013, was won by Professor Tracey Wade for her paper “The role of perfectionism in body dissatisfaction” (Wade T & Tiggemann M, Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:2).
The award of Journal of Eating Disorders Best Article by a Young Author Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2013, was won by Kristy Zwickert for her paper “Stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals with anorexia nervosa: an investigation of attribution theory” (Zwickert K & Rieger E, Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:5).
These inaugural awards of the Journal of Eating Disorders (JoED), sponsored by Ramsay Mental Health, were awarded to the two most meritorious articles that were accepted for publication up to 30 June 2013. Articles were assessed also for findings that are likely to have broad (global) impact in reducing the community and personal burden of eating disorders.
Prize winners were notified in August 2013 and announced during the Editors’ meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, on 17 September 2013.
Inquires or queries about these prizes should be sent to Mr Jeremy Freeman (email@example.com).
The Selection Committee and Adjudicators were the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of JoED, and editors who had a conflict of interest with the shortlist of papers were excluded from judging.
Journal of Eating Disorders and Ramsay Mental Health
This is a benevolent activity by Ramsay Mental Health to support publications and dissemination of research in the area of eating disorders. The prize is administered by the Managing Editor of JoED, Mr Jeremy Freeman, and is a framed certificate and cash prize sponsored by Ramsay Mental Health.
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.