Eating disorders

Section edited by Secondo Fassino

This section is dedicated to all types of eating disorders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified and binge eating disorder, obesity, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, intensive treatments (hospitalization and partial hospitalization), family therapies, neuroimaging, genetics, neuropsychology, nutrition and psychiatry, nutrition and personality disorders, nutrition and the brain, neuroendocrinology, metabolic alterations in eating disorders.

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  1. Research article

    Orthorexia and anorexia nervosa: two distinct phenomena? A cross-cultural comparison of orthorexic behaviours in clinical and non-clinical samples

    Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is defined as pathological healthful eating. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is any difference in orthorexic behaviours between clinical and non-clinical groups, ...

    C. Gramaglia, A. Brytek-Matera, R. Rogoza and P. Zeppegno

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:75

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Research article

    A pragmatic randomised multi-centre trial of multifamily and single family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa

    Considerable progress has been made in recent years in developing effective treatments for child and adolescent anorexia nervosa, with a general consensus in the field that eating disorders focussed family the...

    Ivan Eisler, Mima Simic, John Hodsoll, Eia Asen, Mark Berelowitz, Frances Connan, Gladys Ellis, Pippa Hugo, Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure, Irene Yi and Sabine Landau

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:422

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Brain volumes and regional cortical thickness in young females with anorexia nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe mental illness, with an unknown etiology. Magnetic resonance imaging studies show reduced brain volumes and cortical thickness in patients compared to healthy controls. Howeve...

    Tone Seim Fuglset, Tor Endestad, Eva Hilland, Lasse Bang, Christian Krog Tamnes, Nils Inge Landrø and Øyvind Rø

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:404

    Published on: 16 November 2016

  4. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a prospective multidisciplinary study

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder associated with a wide array of negative health complications and psychiatric comorbidity. Existing evidence for AN treatment in adults is weak, and...

    Yngvild S. Danielsen, Guro Årdal Rekkedal, Stein Frostad and Ute Kessler

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:342

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  5. Research article

    Predictive factors of dropout from inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa

    Patients with severe Anorexia Nervosa (AN) whose condition is life-threatening or who are not receiving adequate ambulatory care are hospitalized. However, 40 % of these patients leave the hospital prematurely...

    H. Roux, A. Ali, S. Lambert, L. Radon, C. Huas, F. Curt, S. Berthoz and Nathalie Godart

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:339

    Published on: 30 September 2016

  6. Research article

    Rate, timing and predictors of relapse in patients with anorexia nervosa following a relapse prevention program: a cohort study

    Relapse is common among recovered anorexia nervosa (AN) patients. Studies on relapse prevention with an average follow-up period of 18 months found relapse rates between 35 and 41 %. In leading guidelines ther...

    Tamara Berends, Berno van Meijel, Willem Nugteren, Mathijs Deen, Unna N. Danner, Hans W. Hoek and Annemarie A. van Elburg

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:316

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  7. Research article

    A randomised trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa after daycare treatment, including five-year follow-up

    No specific psychotherapy for adult anorexia nervosa (AN) has shown superior effect. Maintenance factors in AN (over-evaluation of control over eating, weight and shape) were addressed via Acceptance and Commi...

    Thomas Parling, Martin Cernvall, Mia Ramklint, Sven Holmgren and Ata Ghaderi

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:272

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  8. Research article

    A factor analysis of the meanings of anorexia nervosa: intrapsychic, relational, and avoidant dimensions and their clinical correlates

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a difficult to treat disorder characterized by ambivalence towards recovery and high mortality. Eating symptomatology has a sort of adaptive function for those who suffer from AN but n...

    Enrica Marzola, Corine Panepinto, Nadia Delsedime, Federico Amianto, Secondo Fassino and Giovanni Abbate-Daga

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:190

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  9. Research article

    Treatment-seeking patients with binge-eating disorder in the Swedish national registers: clinical course and psychiatric comorbidity

    We linked extensive longitudinal data from the Swedish national eating disorders quality registers and patient registers to explore clinical characteristics at diagnosis, diagnostic flux, psychiatric comorbidi...

    Elisabeth Welch, Andreas Jangmo, Laura M. Thornton, Claes Norring, Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin, Barry K. Herman, Manjiri Pawaskar, Henrik Larsson and Cynthia M. Bulik

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:163

    Published on: 26 May 2016

  10. Research article

    Aversive tension in female adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: a controlled ecological momentary assessment using smartphones

    Current models of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) emphasize the role of emotion regulation. Aversive tension, described as a state of intense arousal and negative valence, is considered to be a link between emotional ev...

    David R. Kolar, Florian Hammerle, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Michael Huss and Arne Bürger

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:97

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  11. Review

    Binge-eating disorder diagnosis and treatment: a recap in front of DSM-5

    Binge Eating Disorders is a clinical syndrome recently coded as an autonomous diagnosis in DSM-5. Individuals affected by Binge Eating Disorder (BED) show significantly lower quality of life and perceived heal...

    Federico Amianto, Luisa Ottone, Giovanni Abbate Daga and Secondo Fassino

    BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:70

    Published on: 3 April 2015

  12. Research article

    First results of a refeeding program in a psychiatric intensive care unit for patients with extreme anorexia nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with a high mortality rate. This study describes a compulsory re-feeding program established in Munich for extremely underweight patients.

    Christoph Born, Larissa de la Fontaine, Bettina Winter, Norbert Müller, Annette Schaub, Clemens Früstück, Cornelius Schüle, Ulrich Voderholzer, Ulrich Cuntz, Peter Falkai and Eva Meisenzahl

    BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:57

    Published on: 24 March 2015

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