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New home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder shows promising results

Researchers from the Insitute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have investigated the feasibility of a new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder. The new treatment combines a gentle brain stimulation technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with a training programme that targets unhelpful patterns of attention around food.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Jun 2024

FREED launches online training resources to ease transition from child to adult eating disorder services

The transition from child to adult mental health eating disorders services can be challenging for service users and staff, however it can also offer opportunities to take a fresh approach to someone’s treatment and care. FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) has launched online learning resources for professionals to be able to offer improved support during this time.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Feb 2024

Professor Ulrike Schmidt recognised in New Year Honours

Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been awarded an OBE for services to people with eating disorders in the New Year Honours list.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Jan 2024

A showcase of research in eating and weight disorders celebrates the launch of CREW

A packed one-day showcase of inspirational talks and activities marked the opening of the new Centre for Research in Eating and Weight Disorders (CREW) at King’s IoPPN on 7 November 2023.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Nov 2023

Inflammation may influence weight loss surgery outcomes, new study reveals

Research funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has shown that higher levels of inflammation in the blood of patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery predicts poorer weight loss six months after the procedure.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Sep 2023