Night eating syndrome (NES) was formally recognised as an eating disorder nine years ago, and is characterised by delayed patterns of food intake. More specifically, people affected by NES typically don’t feel like eating earlier in the day, but often eat excessively after dinner (perhaps a quarter of their daily intake) and then regularly wake…

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts early in life . Common symptoms include struggling to focus on tasks, making mistakes due to inattention, being over-active and fidgety, and being impulsive – interrupting conversations or acting without thinking. Many people are like this sometimes, but for people with ADHD, the symptoms are persistent and interfere significantly…

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Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder you have never heard of. Studies estimate that 2-3.5% of the population suffer from this disorder, compared to ~1% for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. BED is characterised by an excessive intake of food, without regular purging or other compensatory behaviours (like vomiting, laxative use,…

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Mukbang, which translates to ‘eating show’, refers to an online trend in which hosts share video recordings of themselves eating large quantities of food. Videos of this genre originated in South Korea as early as 2010 before being introduced to mainstream American YouTube channels in around 2015. Mukbang has since seen a rapid increase in…

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K-Pop, short for Korean popular music, has a growing international following. Not only does K-Pop have a distinct sound, but it is often packaged with captivating visuals like choreographed dance routines, colourful outfits, and vibrant music videos. K-Pop’s passionate fans gather online and in person to share stories about their favourite K-pop stars, often referred…

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A new study reveals systemic gaps in the health system make it more difficult for Maori people with eating disorders to access specialist support services. EDGI Co-lead investigator, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Dr Jenny Jordan, contributed to the Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and Health Service Delivery study. The study found…

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Originally published here and written by Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D Being fairly long-in-the-tooth in the eating disorders field, I have spent many hours looking at pictures and videos shared with me, or posted by parents and family members who have lost a loved one to an eating disorder. The images capture the stark comparison of who they were…

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Today’s blog features the final instalment of the five-part series offering us a front row seat to the studies being presented by team EDGI NZ at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our previous blogs to learn more about the latest eating disorder research with…

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Welcome back for the third instalment of our five-part blog series providing you with insights into new research and data coming out of the University of Otago and presented by a member of our very own EDGI NZ team at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Time Taken to Reach Treatment in New…

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During the second week of the International Conference on Eating Disorder (ICED) 2020, EDGI NZ is pleased to share the second instalment of our five-part blog series, giving you a sneak peek at some of our team’s research being presented. Swinging Around to the Carer Perspective: Accessing Treatment for Eating Disorders in New Zealand A…

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