This paper reviews psychological interventions for avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).
This paper provides an overview of the demand, capacity and actual provision of adult eating disorder services in England and Scotland before Covid-19, showing that investments are needed in adult community eating disorder services in order to allow them to meet NHS commissioning guidance.
This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews in young people with anorexia and their parents to explore their experiences of multi-family therapy.
This article explores the impact of the new 'calories on menus' legislation in England for people with lived experience of eating disorders.
This qualitative systematic review aims to synthesise the available qualitative literature on the experiences of inpatient admissions for eating disorders to understand individuals' experiences and identify areas that may require further research and/or service development.
This cohort study examined the efficacy of the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults (MANTRa) compared to individual psychotherapy.
This study uses the ALSPAC cohort to explore rates of maladaptive exercise behaviour in young people, how these develop over time, and factors associated with their onset.
A group of UK-based clinical and academic researchers, charity representatives and people with lived experience convened to consider ways to improve access to and efficacy of programme-led and focused interventions for eating disorders to bridge the demand-capacity gap.
This exploratory, mixed-methods study explored healthcare professionals' knowledge, skills, and views of food insecurity in their patients, revealing important future directions both for research and clinical practice.
An article offering guidance for General Practitioners and primary care teams on the assessment and management of eating disorders
This paper uses the IMAGEN cohort to identify neurobiological mechanisms that may underlie a general psychopthology factor for common psychatric disorders.
This study assesses barriers and facilitators in the pathways towards specialist care for eating disorders, across 11 eating disorder services in 7 European countries.
This paper aims to develop and validate risk prediction models of the onset of persistence of eating disorders. The most important predictors in this model include psychological distress and weight and shape concerns.
This review examines the current evidence base for transcranial direct current stimulation (a brain-directed treatment) in children and young people across different psychiatric disorders.
This study explores the perceptions and experiences of providers of eating disorder services towards men to understand the challenges and barriers experienced by both professionals and patients in addressing the gender bias within this field.
This study explores the bidirectional relationships between fear of negative evaluation and weight/shape concerns over a 3-year period in adolescents.
This paper gives an overview of the EDIFY programme, including our research questions and the methods for our six workstreams
This study explored whether difficulties with emotion regulation are associated with the onset of eating disorder behaviours over a 12 month period
This paper provides an overview of the evidence base for early intervention for eating disorders and gives recommendations for progressing early intervention in this field
This paper investigates the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a new cognitive behavioural theory based prevention programme designed to reduce the risk of developing an eating disorder, in a sample of female university students in Turkey.
This study was conducted across 22 sites world-wide and examined the differences in brain structure in 1,648 participants including those with anorexia nervosa who were acutely underweight, with partially restored weight, and healthy controls.
This study analyses data from three FREED services spanning 2019 to 2021 to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on referral numbers, diagnostic mix, and symptom severity in eating disorders early intervention services.
An editorial exploring the need for eating disorder treatment and care that is developmentally-informed, considering the challenges of age transitions in existing eating disorder care.
A systematic meta-review of randomised controlled treatment trials across eating disorders.
This study explores how body image and disordered eating behaviours changed over the COVID-19 pandemic and whether certain groups (e.g., younger people, those with eating disorders) were at greater risk of negative outcomes of this time.
This study investigates the experience of sexual harassment as a risk factor for weight gain and weight/shape concerns in a community sample of adolescents, with potential mediating factors of self-objectification and psychological distress.
This study used secondary analysis of three randomised controlled trials to explore possible associations between eating disorder related psychopathology and carers' responses to anorexia nervosa symptoms in adolescents.
This study examined priority setting in eating disorder services, evaluating the level of consensus and perceived relative importance of factors used to determine patient prioritisation in ED services, amongst clinicians and people with lived experience.
This paper evaluates how the UK roll-out of FREED early intervention services for eating disorders impacts duration of untreated eating disorder, waiting times and clinical outcomes in patients
A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of binge memory retrieval on response inhibition training for people with binge eating.
This study explores how victimisation from peers is associated with weight and shape concerns in adolescents.
This study analysed data from 1,386 participants collected in the IMAGEN study to explore the development of disordered eating behaviours and associated mental health problems in adolescence.
A review of longitudinal investigations of the relationship between identity synthesis and socio-emotional disorder (such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders) symptoms during emerging adulthood.
Editorial on the need for increased eating disorder research funding and a focus on developmental stages rather than age in response to the increased eating disorder referrals in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown period.
A review of qualitative and quantitative evidence for multi-family therapy for eating disorders.
This study explored inhibitory control processes in people with binge eating disorder using transcranial direct current stimulation
This study conducted secondary analysis of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium genome-wide association study (GWAS) on anorexia nervosa, to investigate whether common genetic variation contributes to the age of onset of anorexia nervosa and the genetic associations between age of onset of AN and age at menarche.
This study explores how early weight gain trajectories in outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa are related to later recovery and clinical outcomes.
This study examines how gender compatibility (how typical one feels of one's gender and how content one feels with one's gender) relates to drive for muscularity in male adolescents.
A response to Allison et al. (2021), concerning age-segregation in eating disorder services in the UK leading to age-related inequalities in care.
This study combined data from the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative and the Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium to conduct a genome-wide association study identifying eight significant loci.
This paper is a qualitative exploration of the perspectives of university staff and students on online prevention programmes and their implementation.
A study protocol for the BEAM trial, which aims to determine the feasibility and acceptability of adding a five-day multi-family therapy group to the early stages of family therapy for anorexia nervosa.
This paper is a feasibility case series of an Integrated Group Based approach for the delivery of MANTRA, the Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults, delivered across three NHS community services
This study used fMRI to explore whether people with anorexia nervosa may experience negative effects from excessive self-control over long and short periods of time.
This study evaluated fidelity to the FREED service model during the multi-centre FREED-Up study to understand how FREED is implemented.
This paper describes the FREED-Up study, which assesses the scalability of the First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) service model, using a multi-centre quasi-experimental design, comparing patient outcomes before and after FREED implementation.
This systematic review investigates whether binge eating behaviour is changeable by interventions that are impulsivity-focused and food-related and what types of interventions are most effective
This study explores how different aspects of body image (e.g., dissatisfaction, over-valuation) predict the onset and maintenance of eating disorders.
This paper is a protocol for a systematic review of studies of non-invasive brain stimulation in children and young people across psychiatric disorders.
A study protocol for a multi-centre cohort study assessing the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of the “Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults” (MANTRa) treatment programme compared to psychotherapeutic treatment as usual.
This paper uses the Millennium Cohort Study to explore how being victimised by peers and/or siblings is associated with changes in mental health outcomes over adolescence.
This paper validates the use of the Psychological Outcome Profiles (PSYCHLOPS), as an individualised patient reported outcome measure that allows patients to specify their own outcomes.
This paper used qualitative data from 103 participants to explore their experience of FREED, an early intervention service model and care pathway for young people with eating disorders.
This study analysed qualitative feedback from university students based in the UK and Australia on the Personality and Living of University Students (PLUS) mental health intervention programme.
This multi-centre, longitudinal study assessed data from 1623 adolescents to explore whether associations exist between disordered eating behaviours and other mental health disorders in adolescence and to what extent these associations are genetically predisposed.
This paper assessed the impact of the First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) service model on duration of untreated eating disorder in a multi-centre study using a quasi-experimental design,
A qualitative exploration of clinicians' perspectives on facilitators and barriers to supporting students with eating disorders.
This study aimed to explore attitudes towards eating disorder symptom in emerging adults through semi-structured interviews and their implications in help-seeking behaviour.
This is a systematic review assessing the average duration of untreated eating disorder (DUED) in help-seeking populations at the time of first eating disorder treatment, and investigating the relationship between DUED and clinical outcomes.
This paper systematically reviewed 22 longitudinal, prospective, non-clinical cohort studies to explore symptom trajectories of children and adolescents into eating disorders.
This study explored mental health service use in young adults following experiences of child and adolescent eating disorder services, in a cohort of 322 patients aged 13-17.
An overview of the current state of eating disorders research, addressing future challenges, emerging treatments and outstanding research questions.
This paper outlines the development, scaling and implementation of FREED with reference to reach, effectiveness/efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance,
A systematic scoping review of eating disorder research which has utilised the concept of 'emerging adulthood', the period of developmental change between when a person leaves secondary school and when they attain adult roles, around the ages of 18-25.
This article examines gender roles and disordered eating through the novel Regenroman (1999) [Rain (2002)] by German writer Karen Duve.
This paper outlines the protocol for a scoping review of emerging literature on early intervention services for non-psychotic mental health disorders.
This paper describes the 2-year outcomes of a first episode rapid early intervention for eating disorders (FREED) service, comparing outcomes with those previously seen before the implementation of FREED.
This paper analysed data from the IMAGEN study to investigate the neural correlates of failed inhibitory control as a potential biomarker for disordered eating behaviour.
This paper explores the effects of an emotionally expressive writing intervention on weight and disordered eating in female students before a period of exams.
This paper details the protocol for a two-arm, parallel group randomised controlled trial aiming to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a web-based transdiagnostic mental health problem prevention programme (PLUS) across several universities in four countries.
This paper describes the study protocol for the economic evaluation of the studies that form the ICare programme of internet-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of a range of mental health problems.