Eating Disorders and Obesity

Below you will find links to Web Resources, Journal Research Articles, Book Chapters and Books, and Curriculum Materials and Programs.

Web Resources

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. This website supplies information on the different types of eating disorders, prevention and treatment, diversity issues, and finding help and support.

NEDA Educator Toolkit
A resource specifically designed for school personnel. This provides information on eating disorders, school strategies for assisting students in need, tips for communicating with family, finding treatment options, useful resources, and much more.

MAYO Clinic
Provides general information on eating disorders; definitions, causes, risk factors, symptoms and more.

Eating Disorders Coalition
Facts about eating disorders and research outcomes.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on eating disorders that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of eating disorders.

Mental Health America
Fact Sheet on eating disorders that discusses biological factors and potential other mental illnesses that co-occur with eating disorders.


Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)
Provides the general public, health professionals, the media and Congress with up-to-date, science based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity and related nutritional issues.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Childhood Obesity Fact Sheet with the health effects of childhood obesity and how childhood obesity can be prevented.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Obesity in Children and Teens Facts for Families discusses information on obesity, causes, health risks, and ways to manage obesity in youth.

Child Trends Data Bank
Information and national data and statistics on overweight children and youth.

Roundtable on Obesity Solutions

Body Image

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Body Image for Teens
Follow the links on the left column of this page to access information on body image, eating disorders, tips on maintaining a healthy body image, and how the media affects teens. Teens can also participate in a survey to see if their body image is distorted or unhealthy. Body Image and Self-Esteem
This article is written for teens with information about body image and self esteem. It outlines why these topics are important, tips for improving body image, and where to go for help. Links are also provided for related topics, including eating disorders, a guy’s guide to body image, and dealing with feelings if you are overweight.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Information on body dysmorphic disorder is outlined here, which includes characteristics of the disorder, symptoms, common co-morbid disorders, and diagnosis and treatment options.

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Journal Research Articles

CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies.  Instead our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted.  It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.

Psychological Treatments for Eating Disorders
Kass, A.E., Kolko, R.P., & Wilfley, D.E. (2013). Psychological treatments for eating disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 26(6), 549-555.

The School Counselor’s Role in Addressing Eating Disorder Symptomology Among Adolescents
Buser, J.K. (2012). VISTAS.
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The Neuropsychological Profile of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa
Stedal, K., Rose, M., Frampton, I., Landro, N.I., & Lask, B. (2012). The neuropsychological profile of children, adolescents, and young adults with anorexia nervosa. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27(3), 329-337.
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Research Review: Two Pathways Toward Impulsive Action: An Integrative Risk Model for Bulimic Behavior in Youth
Pearson, C.M., Riley, E.N., Davis, H.A., & Smith, G.T. (2014). Research review: Two pathways toward impulsive action: An integrative risk model for bulimic behavior in youth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(8), 852-864.
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Motor Inhibition and Cognitive Flexibility in Eating Disorder Subtypes
Galimberti, E., Martoni, R.M., Cavallini, M.C., Erzegovesi, S., & Bellodi, L. (2012). Motor inhibition and cognitive flexibility in eating disorder subtypes. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 36(2), 307-312.
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Health Consequences of Obesity in Youth: Childhood Predictors of Adult Disease
Dietz, W.H. (1998). Health consequences of obesity in youth: Childhood predictors of adult disease. Pediatrics, 101(2), 518-525.

Psychological Consequences of Obesity: Weight Bias and Body Image in Overweight and Obese Youth
Harriger, J.A., & Thompson, J.K. (2012). Psychological consequences of obesity: Weight bias and body image in overweight and obese youth. International Review of Psychiatry, 24(3), 247-253.
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A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity
Foster, G., Sherman, S., Borradaile, K.E., Grundy, K.M., Vander Veur, S.S., Nachmani, J., Karpyn, A., Kumanyika, S., & Shults, J. (2008). A policy-based school intervention to prevent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics, 121(4), 794-802.

A Review of Childhood Obesity Prevention Interventions Targeting African American Children Ickes, M.J., & Sharma, M. (2011). A review of childhood obesity prevention interventions targeting African American children. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 6(2), 103-123.
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Exercise Improves Executive Function and Achievement and Alters Brain Activation in Overweight Children: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Davis, C.L., Tomporowski, P.D., McDowell, J.E., Austin, B.P., Miller, P.H., Yanasak, N.E., Allison, J.D., & Naglieri, J.A. (2011). Exercise improves executive function and achievement and alters brain activation in overweight children: A randomized, controlled trial. Health Psychology, 30(1), 91-98.
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Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders
Derenne, J.L., & Beresin, E.V. (2006). Body Image, media, and eating disorders. Academic Psychiatry, 30(3), 257-261.
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Counseling Adolescent Girls for Body Image Resilience: Strategies for School Counselors
Choate, L.H. (2007). Counseling adolescent girls for body image resilience: Strategies for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 10(3), 317-326.
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Book Chapters and Books

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment
Smolak, L., & Thompson, J.K. (Eds.). (2009). Body image, eating disorders, and obesity in youth: Assessment, prevention, and treatment (2nd ed.). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment
Choate, L. (Ed.). (2013). Eating disorders and obesity: A counselor’s guide to prevention and treatment. Alexandria, VA : American Counseling Association.

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