Negative consequences of low energy availability in natural male bodybuilding: a review

Confounding cause and effect, CBT theory claims that cognitive processes maintain eating disorders. Fewer than 50% of the patients treated with CBT remit and more than 30% relapse within a year. Normalization of eating behavior has a much better effect.

Fagerberg P.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2017 May 22:1-31. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0332. [Epub ahead of print] >

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Cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders versus normalization of eating behavior

Confounding cause and effect, CBT theory claims that cognitive processes maintain eating disorders. Fewer than 50% of the patients treated with CBT remit and more than 30% relapse within a year. Normalization of eating behavior has a much better effect.

Södersten P, Bergh C, Leon M, Brodin U, Zandian M.
Physiol Behav. 2017;174:178-190. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.03.016

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Anxiolytic effect of warmth in anorexia nervosa

Gull used “external heat” to treat anorexic patients 100 years ago and we now report that warmth decreases anxiety in within 30 minutes in the patients. If they work, drugs take much longer to work and can actually increase anxiety in the short term.

Zandian M, Holmstedt E, Larsson A, Bergh C, Brodin U, Södersten P.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2017;135:266-267. doi: 10.1111/acps.12691

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Dopamine and Anorexia Nervosa

Mandometer theory: “the brain’s systems for reward and attention are engaged in anorexia” celebrates its 20th birthday! The theory has now been confirmed but misunderstood by others, who believe that there is something wrong with the patients’ brain, but that is not the case.

Södersten P, Bergh C, Leon M, Zandian M
– Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.11.003

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26608248 >

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