Dr Roger Mysliwiec and the Neuroscience of Eating Disorders

Dr Roger Mysliwiec and the Neuroscience of Eating Disorders

Abstract

The Intriguing Nature of Eating Disorders

Why do some people consider chocolate their best friend, and sometimes their worst enemy? Why would some people agree with the words of Kate Moss, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!”? Why is it so difficult for most people to maintain a lower weight after weight loss, and why is it so challenging to help someone with anorexia to increase their weight and maintain it? Why are diets generally so unhelpful? Can neuroscience take the field further in its understanding of eating disorders and, most importantly does it have the potential to advance treatment and improve recovery rates?

Roger will explore these questions in his keynote address by providing a brief general overview of eating disorders and then exploring their neurobiological underpinnings and the implications for treatment. He will highlight some key findings of neuroscience informed studies, which have helped improve our understanding of eating disorders and their potential relevance for treatment. This will include in more depth an exploration of the interplay of reward processing and homoeostatic metabolic feedback loops and their relevance for weight regulation and over- and under-eating. He will report on some novel treatment approaches and will discuss the likely direction of future treatment developments.  

For more information on the conference in Australia follow this link.

http://neuroconference.net/

A Letter of Hope and Thanks

A Letter of Hope and Thanks

Are you worried your child may be developing an eating disorder?

Are you worried your child may be developing an eating disorder?

Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is a wonderful new resource for parents. How do you if your child is developing an unhealthy relationship with food, their weight or body? The site has 4 modules; eating, wellbeing, thinking and feeling, with each module designed to help you decide if you need to be concerned along with suggestions about what you can do about it.

 

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

Are you......

Struggling to control your weight with strict diets that just don't work?
Out of touch with your body's hunger and fullness cues?
Confused by conflicting diet messages?
Feeling extreme guilt when eating certain foods?

NZEDCs "Intuitive Eating Group" may be for you. This six-week group is starting Tuesday 18th October.
Contact Garalynne for more details.
garalynnes@nzedc.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Kellie Lavender - Faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.

Kellie Lavender - Faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.

I believe that people should be able to access the best possible care they can. That they are informed about the treatment they are receiving and that the person administering the treatment knows the most they can to optimise chances of recovery. I am proud to have been asked to become part of this training faculty. Click on the link to find out more about the faculty and its purpose.

Unhelpful hashtags perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow moral

Using hashtags like #cleaneating and #guiltfree perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow a moral issue.  It sends the unhelpful message that there is a "right way" and "wrong way" to eat.  Viewing food and eating this way can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and a condition known as orthorexia.

Reflections on the ANZAED conference - Key note by Ivan Eisler

Reflections on the ANZAED conference - Key note by Ivan Eisler

I wanted to shared the comments I posted on the ANZAED linkedin discussion board following the recent ANZAED conference on the Gold Coast.  I have had the privilege of having been supervised by 'both camps' if you will and so feel in quite a unique position to comment. An interesting debate that I am sure will continue about the use of manuals in the eating disorders treatment field.