Peer Reviewed Articles

Peer-Reviewed Articles: Additional information on research about eating disorders

Adolescent / Youth Focused

A review paper looking at prevalence estimates, symptom presentation, and assessment and treatment strategies for males.
Study examining relationship between family social environments and the clinical presentation of adolescent eating disorders.
FBT: Outline of the three phases, key tenets, and empirical support.
Description of predictors of weight control behaviors among adolescents.
Abstract outlining the role of childhood trauma in suicide attempts among women with bulimia nervosa.
Predictors and moderators of change during treatment of adolescent bulimia nervosa.
Study evaluating the efficacy of family-based treatment and adolescent focused individual therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa on full remissions.
Abstract with an overview of the results from a clinical trial comparing FBT and CBT for treating adolescent bulimia nervosa.

Anorexia Nervosa

Study showing reduced learning from feedback or reinforcement in individuals with anorexia nervosa.
Examination of shared genetic background between anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Study examining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying persistent maladaptive food choices in anorexia nervosa.
Advances in the study of neurobiology in anorexia nervosa.

Bulimia Nervosa / Binge-Eating Disorder

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of treatments for binge-eating disorder conducted by the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ).
Executive summary of the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) report on binge-eating disorder (BED) treatments.
Research protocol for the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) systematic review on binge-eating disorder (BED) treatments.
Systematic review of neuroimaging research in bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.
Investigation of racial/ethnic differences in demographic characteristics and eating disorder symptoms in participants enrolled in treatment trials for binge-eating disorder.

College

A national survey of programs and resources available on college campuses.

An overview of available screeners for use in athlete populations.

Biological / Genetics

Study showing reduced learning from feedback or reinforcement in individuals with anorexia nervosa.
Examination of shared genetic background between anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Study examining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying persistent maladaptive food choices in anorexia nervosa.
Advances in the study of neurobiology in anorexia nervosa.

Underrepresented Groups

Investigation of racial/ethnic differences in demographic characteristics and eating disorder symptoms in participants enrolled in treatment trials for binge-eating disorder.

Special Topics

Annotated bibliography of literature on eating disorders in the military.

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