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
ReviewAs symptoms of depression and eating disorders often occur together, we conducted a review of past research to identify whether indicated prevention and early intervention programs for eating disorder symptoms also had a positive effect on depressive symptoms. Although most programs improved eating disorder symptoms only a minority reduced depressive symptoms, suggesting that development of programs that address both symptoms areas would be valuable.
ReviewFindings from the systematic review suggest that patients with anorexia nervosa treated involuntarily have comparable admission levels in eating disorder pathology and similar treatment outcomes to patients treated voluntarily, however, involuntary patients have more associated psychological complications and treatment admissions.
Research articleThis study shows that hormonal therapy leads to weight gain for patients with anorexia nervosa. Antidepressants and antipsychotics didn't have the same effect.
Research articleThe current study¿s findings suggest that the presence of the overvaluation of weight and/or shape among adolescents with loss of control eating indicates a more severe disorder in terms of eating disorder psychopathology, however may not indicate distress and disability as clearly as it does among adults with binge eating disorder.
Research articleThis study gives an estimation of dysfunctional eating patterns, such as restrained eating, in middle-aged women. Above this, the data suggest an association between self-esteem and restrained eating in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women. Potential explanations and implications for psychosocial interventions are discussed.
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:30
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.