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
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.
Research articleThis study compared eating disorder patients over 12 weeks of specialized, intensive treatment. Compared to those with Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, patients with Anorexia Nervosa - and especially those with the binge-purge subtype of the illness - had slower improvements, and often no significant improvements, in their eating disorder symptoms, self-compassion, social support, feelings of shame, and feelings of safeness in relationships.
Research articleProspective studies on risk factors for developing purging behaviors are often limited by small sample sizes and insufficient follow-up periods. This study used nationally representative data collected on adolescent women over eight years to identify risk factors for vomiting and laxative misuse. Parental poverty and low self-esteem at study origin predicted purging after one year, and BMI and delinquent behaviors at study origin predicted purging after eight years.
Research articleIn this study of mother/daughter pairs, weight talk as reported by mothers was associated with unhealthful behaviors and cognitions in daughters. Weight talk directed at daughters was associated with girls' depressive symptoms, extreme weight control behaviors, and binge eating. Mothers' talk about her own and others' weight, shape, or size was also associated with poor outcomes. Weight talk was not associated with girls' use of healthy behaviors.
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:5
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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