Welcome to Break Binge Eating!
Break Binge Eating is a comprehensive website dedicated to providing all the scientific information you need in relation to eating disorders, including their nature, causes, consequences, statistics, and treatments.
The information is designed to be applicable to anyone; ranging from those who simply want to learn more about eating disorders to those who are in need of evidence-based self-help strategies for their problematic eating behaviour and body image concerns.
Why I Started Break Binge Eating?
The chances are that we all know someone who has or has had an eating disorder. It may be yourself, a family member, or even a close friend.
Part of my reason for providing free, important, and easy-to-read information on eating disorders was to help the community understand what people with eating disorders go through, how they can be helped, and what you can do to support them.
In addition to this, there are many people who are urgently looking for strategies to help them overcome any disturbed eating patterns and body image concerns. By providing these evidence-based self-help strategies, it is my hope that the millions of people worldwide who do not receive professional support have access to some form of evidence-based care.
I’m Dr. Jake Linardon, a Research Fellow and Psychology Lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
After completing my PhD in 2017, I’ve continued my research into eating disorders, with a primary focus on testing and evaluating a broad range of treatment approaches for eating disorders.
I’m extremely passionate about helping people with eating disorders and my ultimate goal is to find more novel and effective ways to treat them. My research has been published in numerous scientific journals, and I am also one of editorial board members for the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Jake’s Published Research
Linardon, J, Incerti, L, & McLean, C (in press). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the inflexible eating questionnaire in a sample of women. Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104380
Tan, W, Holt, N, Krug, I., Ling, M, Klettke, B, Linardon, J….Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M (in press). Trait body image flexibility as a predictor of body image states in everyday life of young Australian women. Body Image
Linardon, J, Messer, M , Lee, S, & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. (in press). Testing the measurement invariance of the body image acceptance and action questionnaire between individuals with and without binge-eating disorder symptomatology. Further evidence for an abbreviated 5-item version. Psychological Assessment
Dixon, L., & Linardon, J (in press). A systematic review and meta-analysis of dropout rates from dialectical behaviour therapy in randomized controlled trials. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. doi:10.1080/16506073.2019.1620324
Linardon, J., Cuijpers, P., Carlbring, P., Messer, M., & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. (in press). The efficacy of app-supported smartphone interventions for mental health problems: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry.
Linardon, J., & Messer, M. (2019). Assessment of food addiction using the Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 in individuals with binge-eating disorder symptomatology: Factor structure, psychometric properties, and clinical significance. Psychiatry Research.
Linardon, J., & Messer, M. (2019). My fitness pal usage in men: Associations with eating disorder symptoms and psychosocial impairment. Eating Behaviors, 33, 13-17.
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Richardson, B., Lewis, V., Linardon, J., Mills, J., Juknaitis, K., . . . Krug, I. (2019). A randomized trial exploring mindfulness and gratitude exercises as eHealth-based micro-interventions for improving body satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 95, 58-65.
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Chhouk, J., McCann, L.-A., Urbina, G., Vuo, H., Krug, I., Ricciardelli, L, Linardon, J, Broadbent, J, Heron, K & Richardson, B. (2019). Appearance comparison and other appearance-related influences on body dissatisfaction in everyday life. Body Image, 28, 101-109.
Linardon, J., Kothe, E. J., & Fuller‐Tyszkiewicz, M. (2019). Efficacy of psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa and binge‐eating disorder on self‐esteem improvement: Meta‐analysis. European Eating Disorders Review, 27, 109-123.
Linardon, J., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., de la Piedad Garcia, X., Messer, M., & Brennan, L. (2019). Do body checking and avoidance behaviours explain variance in disordered eating beyond attitudinal measures of body image? Eating behaviors, 32, 7-11.
Linardon, J., Gleeson, J., Yap, K., Murphy, K., & Brennan, L. (2019). Meta-analysis of the effects of third-wave behavioural interventions on disordered eating and body image concerns: implications for eating disorder prevention. Cognitive behaviour therapy, 48, 15-38.
Linardon, J, Messer, M & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M (2018): Meta-analysis of the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy for binge eating-type disorders on abstinence rates in nonrandomized effectiveness studies: Comparable outcomes to randomized, controlled trials? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 1303-1311
Linardon, J., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Brennan, L., Barillaro, M., & Wilfley, D. E. (2018). Dropout from interpersonal psychotherapy for mental health disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychotherapy Research, 1-12
Linardon J, Phillipou A, Newton R, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Jenkins Z, Cistullo L, & Castle D (2018). Testing the relative associations of different components of dietary restraint on psychological functioning in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Appetite, 128, 1-6
Linardon, J (2018): Rates of abstinence following psychological or behavioural treatments for binge-eating disorder: Meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 51, 785-797.
Linardon J (2018): The relationship between dietary restraint and binge eating: Examining eating-related self-efficacy as a moderator. Appetite, 127, 126-129.
Linardon, J., Phillipou, A., Castle, D., Newton, R., Harrison, P., Cistullo, L. L.,…Brennan, L. (2018). Feeling fat in eating disorders: Testing the unique relationships between feeling fat and measures of disordered eating in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Body Image, 25, 163-167.
Linardon, J., Phillipou, A., Castle, D., Newton, R., Harrison, P., Cistullo, L. L.,… Brennan, L. (2018). The relative associations of shape and weight over-evaluation, preoccupation, dissatisfaction, and fear of weight gain with measures of psychopathology: An extension study in individuals with anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, 29, 54-58.
Linardon, J (2018). Meta-analysis on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy for reducing the core eating disorder maintaining mechanisms: Implications for mechanisms of therapeutic change. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 1-7-125
Linardon, J., & Wade, T. (2018). How many individuals achieve symptom abstinence following psychological treatments for bulimia nervosa? A meta-analytic review. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 287-294.
Linardon, J., Hindle, A, & Brennan, L (2018): Dropout from cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 381-391
Linardon, J., Fairburn, C. G., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Wilfley, D. E., & Brennan, L. (2017). The empirical status of the third-wave behaviour therapies for the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 58, 125-140.
Linardon, J., Wade, T., De la Piedad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L. (2017). The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 1080–1094.
Linardon, J., Wade, T., de la Piedad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L (2017): Psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa on symptoms of depression: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 1124-1136.
Linardon, J., Braithwaite, R., Cousins, R., & Brennan, L. (2017). Appearance-based rejection sensitivity as a mediator of the relationship between symptoms of social anxiety and disordered eating cognitions and behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 27, 27-32
Linardon, J., & Brennan, L. (2017). The effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders on quality of life: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50 715-730. doi: 10.1002/eat.22719.
Linardon, J., Mitchell, S (2017). Flexible control, rigid control and intuitive eating. Evidence for their differential relationship to disordered eating and body image concerns. Eating Behaviors, 26, 16-22.
Linardon, J., de la PieDad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L. (2017). Predictors, moderators and mediators of treatment outcome following manualized cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders: A systematic review. European Eating Disorders Review. 25, 3-12.
Linardon, J. (2017). Correlates of the over-evaluation of weight and shape in binge eating disorder and mixed eating disorder samples: A meta-analytic review. Eating Disorders, 25, 183-198
Brennan, L Teede, H, Skouteris, H, Linardon, J, Hill, B & Moran, L (2017). Lifestyle and Behavioural Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Journal of Women’s Health. 26, 836-848
Brennan, L., Mitchell, S., & Linardon, J. (2017) Feeding and Eating Disorders. Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand Handbook. Cambridge University Press.
Linardon, J., Brennan, L., & de la Piedad Garcia, X. (2016). Rapid response to eating disorder treatment: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 905-919.
If you would like a copy of any of these publications, please get in contact so that I can send them to you!