Eating disorders

Young people could be experiencing behaviour associated with eating disorders much earlier than previously thought, a new study has discovered.
Consuming the right amount of fruit and vegetables every day is down to planning ahead, effort and motivation. This is the finding of a study by researchers at the Lisbon University Institute published in the British Journal of Health Psychology today.
Official figures have revealed a drop in the obesity rate among English school children. The proportion of primary school children deemed to be overweight and obese has slumped in the last year, official statistics have revealed.
New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the number of children being treated for eating disorders has increased rapidly.
Being in a satisfying relationship appears to correspond with a more positive body image in women, according to a new study. A team at the Tallinn University in Estonia collected data from 256 women between the ages of 20 and 45.
Looking at too many photographs of food can result in people not enjoying their meals as much.
The layout of a buffet can have a significant impact on what people will choose to fill their plates, with many going for the items they come across first rather than what they truly desire.  
Through the our partnership with Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of eating disorders services.
Sports fans who are disappointed with their team's performance or result are turning to fatty foods, possibly to make themselves feel better.
Young women who have eating disorders may be at greater risk of attempting suicide.
A child's exercise and eating habits are heavily influenced by their home environment, new research has foun
A greater focus on emotions could prove beneficial for dietary counselling, new research has suggested.
A child's diet can be negatively impacted if there is an unpleasant atmosphere around mealtimes.
Practice in therapy for the eating disorders has changed considerably since the publication of the NICE guideline in 2004.
Personality trait changes are associated with people who gain weight, new research has suggested.
Three experts are taking part in a discussion on obesity at our Annual Conference next week.
Unhealthy eating could result in a woman's mood worsening, new research has suggested.
A neurosurgical implant that acts as a form of pacemaker for the brain can lead to improved mood for severe anorexia patients.
A new campaign to tackle obesity is to involve organisations representing nearly all of the UK's doctors.
Perfectionism is associated with body dissatisfaction, new research has suggested.
People often choose to eat fattier foods when times are hard.
Efforts to lose weight can be restricted by a person's emotions.
Female peers have a significant influence on how women perceive their bodies and influence their concerns about matters such as weight and size.
Children may be more likely to become obese if their parents suffer from stress, a new study has suggested.
Many people turn to food to help them cope with the stresses of the holiday season, new research has found.
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