Eating Disorders

Addressing Obesity in Psychiatric Patients

Nicole Mori, RN, MSN, APRN-BC Research Advanced Practice Nurse, Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 mg/kg, remains one of the main contributors to preventable disease and health care costs. It is also associated with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, […]

Why dieting can be harmful

BY: Anna Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director of Administrative Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry, Research Assistant Professor The word “diet” originates from the Greek word “diaita”, literally meaning “manner of living”. In the contemporary language, dieting is synonymous with a quick fix […]

The Benefits of Residential Assessment.

On October 28, 2015, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist and Williams House Medical Director, joined Lon Woodbury on the Woodbury Report radio show.  Their discussion focused on outlining the benefits of a residential assessment for mental health concerns in adolescents. Click here to listen.

The Function of the Anorexic Brain: A Neurobiological Perspective

By Scott Bullock, MSW, LISW-S Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Director and Family Therapist Child/Adolescent Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program Clinical Consultant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center at The Lindner Center of HOPE University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Adjunct Instructor Despite numerous recent advances in the field […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 22 through 28

© 2014National Eating Disorders Association.Permission is granted to copy and reprint materials for educational purposes only.National Eating Disorders Association must be cited and web address listed.www.NationalEatingDisorders.org Information and Referral Helpline: 800.931.2237 The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding […]

Clinical Trial Examines Safety, Effectiveness of Drug to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Susan L. McElroy, MD, Chief Research Officer, Lindner Center of HOPE, co-authored study published online by Jama Psychiatry At some doses, the medication lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, a drug approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients with binge-eating disorder (BED), a public health problem associated symptoms of […]

A Look At Binge Eating Disorder

Byline:  Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating without subsequent purging episodes. Individuals with BED consume large amounts of food in a short period of time while feeling out of control and powerless to stop the overeating. BED patients often struggle with feelings of guilt, […]

Lindner Center of HOPE To Offer Expanded Partial Hospitalization for Patients Struggling With Eating Disorders

Weight restoration, nutritional support, coping skills instruction and disease management assistance are features of this Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program for adults. MASON – (Sept. 26, 2014) – Beginning Monday, September 29, Lindner Center of HOPE will offer an expanded partial hospitalization program for patients 18 and older struggling with eating disorders. For those who […]

Eating Disorders and Males: Understanding the Problem

While eating disorders are typically associated with young women, you may be surprised to learn that a growing number of individuals with eating disorders today are young men. Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Males Approximately 10% of individuals seeking treatment for eating disorders are male, although a larger number fails to seek treatment.  The National […]

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

Statistics can be somewhat ambiguous when it comes to eating disorders. Over the years, there have been countless studies conducted surrounding the prevalence of illnesses such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Although many of these studies convey slightly different findings, one thing is certain: Millions of Americans struggle with eating disorders. […]