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
ReviewDespite the increased interest in the application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) or repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS) for treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN), few articles have debated ethical concerns of such research and therapeutic extensions. In this article, we argue that although the risks for rTMS are low, ethical deliberations are still needed for issues as patient selection and informed consent, as well as the role of such techniques in the treatment of AN.
Research articleThe accuracy of parental weight perception has been questioned. This study showed that parents accurately perceived normal weight adolescents, but they were less accurate when evaluating under- or overweight adolescents. The parent¿s weight perception accuracy was also related to their reports on disturbed eating patterns and mental health problems on behalf of the offspring as well as the adolescents own weight misperceptions.
ReviewThe authors present an evidence map of all published controlled trials and systematic reviews investigating the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in young people (12-25yrs). The map identifies what interventions exist, while exposing gaps in the evidence base for eating disorder prevention, treatment and relapse prevention. The map can inform researchers and funding bodies as to future research opportunities, as well as clinicians and policy makers who can see what interventions have been investigated in this population.
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:10
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.
Volume 1 Suppl 1 (14 November 2013)
Proceedings of the 2013 Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Conference. Inspiring Change: Person and Context
Melbourne, Australia. 23-24 August 2013