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Eating Disorders, Emotions and Mood Disorders

New Content ItemCentral to an eating disorder are people’s emotions and emotional responses to eating, food and body, and high rates of anxiety and mood disorders are known. However, diagnostic conceptualisations and treatment may often focus on behaviours and cognitions  to the neglect of mood states and concurrent illness. In this Special Issue in Journal of Eating Disorders, we present a series of papers which would help us to further understand the relationships between mood states or specific disorders and the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, management or outcomes for people with eating disorders. Papers that explore novel approaches to the management of emotion dysregulation as well as specific mood disorders as experienced by those with eating disorders are also included.

Edited by: Prof Phillipa Hay and Prof Stephen Touyz

  1. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) can be effective for both Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and co-occurring depression. While changes in symptoms of Eating disorder (ED) and depression have been found to correlate, it i...

    Authors: Malin Bäck, Fredrik Falkenström, Sanna Aila Gustafsson, Gerhard Andersson and Rolf Holmqvist
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:33
  2. Current guidelines recommend cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) as the treatment of choice for binge eating disorder (BED). Although CBT is quite effective, a substantial number of patients do not reach abstinen...

    Authors: Mirjam W. Lammers, Maartje S. Vroling, Ross D. Crosby and Tatjana van Strien
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Eating Disorders 2021 9:165

  3. Individuals with eating disorders (EDs) frequently report interpersonal and affective dysfunction. A useful lens for uniting these ideas is through the framework of interpersonal emotion regulation (IER), whic...

    Authors: Kara A. Christensen and Ann F. Haynos
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:21
  4. Body image disturbance and alexithymia are two core aspects of Eating Disorders (EDs). However, standard treatments for EDs do not include specific techniques to approach these issues on a bodily level. This p...

    Authors: Maria Savidaki, Sezin Demirtoka and Rosa-María Rodríguez-Jiménez
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:22
  5. Emotion regulation difficulties appear to play a role in the development and maintenance of several eating disorders. This pilot study aimed at examining whether a short add-on group skills training in emotion...

    Authors: Kristina Holmqvist Larsson, Anna Lowén, Linda Hellerstedt, Linn Bergcrona, Mimmi Salerud and Maria Zetterqvist
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:12
  6. Treatment outcomes in anorexia nervosa (AN) remain suboptimal, evidencing the need for better and more targeted treatments. Whilst the aetiology of AN is complex, cognitive processes such as attention bias (AB...

    Authors: Daniela Mercado, Ulrike Schmidt, Owen G. O’Daly, Iain C. Campbell and Jessica Werthmann
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2020 8:1
  7. Among adolescent girls, anorexia nervosa (AN) and major depression (MD) are common and often comorbid mental health problems. Both disorders are characterised by difficulties in recognising and verbalising (al...

    Authors: Anca Sfärlea, Sandra Dehning, Lena Katharina Keller and Gerd Schulte-Körne
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2019 7:41
  8. Eating disorders pose a serious challenge to health services due to psychosocial and medical problems. Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized as a pattern of overeating episodes followed by shame, distre...

    Authors: Manal M. Badrasawi and Souzan J. Zidan
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2019 7:33