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Eating disorders

This section is edited by Ulrich Voderholzer, MD.

"Eating disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders with especially high prevalence rates at the age between 15 and 19 years. Eating disorders - especially bulimia nervosa - are highly comorbid with borderline personality disorders. Dysfunctional emotion regulation has been identified as a core feature of eating disorders. Thus, during the last decades, understanding and treating emotion regulation difficulties has become a key issue in eating disorders research. A section on eating disorders within this journal is dedicated to research on a better understanding and treatment of dysfunctional emotion regulation in eating disorders."

  1. Inefficient mechanisms of emotional regulation appear essential in understanding the development and maintenance of binge-eating disorder (BED). Previous research focused mainly on a very limited emotion regul...

    Authors: Anna Walenda, Barbara Kostecka, Philip S. Santangelo and Katarzyna Kucharska
    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:25
  2. Data on patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and comorbid Borderline personality disorder (AN+BPD) are scarce. Therefore, we investigated (1) whether patients with AN and AN+BPD differ in characteristics relate...

    Authors: Ulrich Voderholzer, Matthias Favreau, Sandra Schlegl and Johannes Baltasar Hessler-Kaufmann
    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:8
  3. While improving emotion regulation (ER) is a central goal in the therapy of bulimia nervosa (BN), there is no experimental evidence on the efficacy of different ER strategies. (1) We hypothesized that mindfuln...

    Authors: Johannes Baltasar Hessler-Kaufmann, Julia Heese, Matthias Berking, Ulrich Voderholzer and Alice Diedrich
    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2020 7:13
  4. There is little effective psychopharmacological treatment for individuals with eating disorders who struggle with pervasive, severe affective and behavioral dysregulation.

    Authors: Mary Ellen Trunko, Terry A. Schwartz, Laura A. Berner, Anne Cusack, Tiffany Nakamura, Ursula F. Bailer, Joanna Y. Chen and Walter H. Kaye
    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:21
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