Current Issue: July/August • Vol. 29 / No. 4
By Barbara Kessel, DO, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, and Philip S. Mehler, MD, Eating Disorders Recovery and University of Colorado, Denver Adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) generally present with similar…Read More
This issue touches on a variety of studies of eating disorders, from cardiovascular disorders to a new drug combination for binge eating disorder, and some benefits and drawbacks of social networks and Internet tools.
Orthostatic hypotension has well-known symptoms include syncope (fainting), dizziness, weakness, and lightheadedness. In this issue, our lead article, Orthostatic Hypotension and Tachycardia in Adolescent Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: A Marker of Illness Severity,by Barbara Kessel and Philip S. Mehler, underscores the importance of orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia and the implications for treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa.
In a change of pace, the issue looks at cyber-bullying (Cyber-Bullying and Disordered Eating Among Teens) and the effects on disordered eating and a Danish study of a new app that helps patients recovering from an eating disorder track their progress (A Self-monitoring App for Those Recovering from an ED). The authors remind us that by 2017, more than 325,000 health-related apps were available to mobile phone users worldwide. Would the new app, Recovery Record, fulfill its promise? An unexpected result: while the reaction was very positive, some patients found the app intrusive and counterproductive.