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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. Content type: Study protocol

    The clinical utility of the existing apps for people with eating disorders (EDs) is not clear. The TCApp has been specifically developed for people with EDs, is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural...

    Authors: Dimitra Anastasiadou, Francisco Lupiañez-Villanueva, Clara Faulí, Jordina Arcal Cunillera and Eduardo Serrano-Troncoso

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:118

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    There is a need for novel treatment approaches in anorexia nervosa (AN). While there is broad knowledge with regard to altered appetite regulation and neuropsychological deficits in AN patients on the one hand...

    Authors: Georgios Paslakis, Stefanie Maas, Bernd Gebhardt, Andreas Mayr, Manfred Rauh and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:93

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Family-based treatments are first-line treatments for adolescents with restrictive eating disorders (ED) but have to be improved since outcome is poor for some. We have investigated the one-year outcome of a f...

    Authors: Ingemar Swenne, Thomas Parling and Helena Salonen Ros

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:333

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    Previous prevention programs in the school context have not addressed both genders, have been time-consuming, or have had deficits in the evaluation method. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the imp...

    Authors: Antje Gumz, Angelika Weigel, Anne Daubmann, Karl Wegscheider, Georg Romer and Bernd Löwe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:293

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    Anorexia nervosa (AN) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) form a relatively common comorbidity, with poorer illness outcomes and poorer responses to treatments for AN compared to individuals without ASD. Howeve...

    Authors: Emma Kinnaird, Caroline Norton and Kate Tchanturia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:292

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate in a sample of insulin-treated diabetic patients, with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the DEPS-R scale, a diabete...

    Authors: Federica Pinna, Enrica Diana, Lucia Sanna, Valeria Deiana, Mirko Manchia, Eraldo Nicotra, Andrea Fiorillo, Umberto Albert, Alessandra Nivoli, Umberto Volpe, Anna Rita Atti, Silvia Ferrari, Federica Medda, Maria Gloria Atzeni, Daniela Manca, Elisa Mascia…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:262

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    The Eating Beliefs Questionnaire (EBQ) is a 27-item self-report measure that assesses positive and negative beliefs about binge eating. It has been validated and its factor structure explored in a non-clinical...

    Authors: Amy L. Burton, Phillipa Hay, Sabina Kleitman, Evelyn Smith, Jayanthi Raman, Jessica Swinbourne, Stephen W. Touyz and Maree J. Abbott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:237

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    Sufferers from bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) underestimate the severity risk of their illness and, therefore, postpone seeking professional help for years. Moreover, less than one in fiv...

    Authors: Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Jan H. Rosenvinge, Gunn Pettersen, Oddgeir Friborg, KariAnne Vrabel, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Mette Svendsen, Trine Stensrud, Maria Bakland, Rolf Wynn and Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:180

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    Establishing the sequence in which risk factors for eating disorders (ED) emerge would enable more effective ED prevention. Thus, in our study we investigated reciprocal and indirect associations between three...

    Authors: Karolina Zarychta, Barbara Mullan, Magdalena Kruk and Aleksandra Luszczynska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:154

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To examine the differences of associated characteristics and prescription drug use between co-occurring unipolar and bipolar disorders in patients with eating disorders (EDs).

    Authors: Mei-Chih Meg Tseng, Chin-Hao Chang, Shih-Cheng Liao and Hsi-Chung Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:81

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    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, ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:75

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    Very little is known about the prevalence of ADHD symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder and even less in other eating disorders. This knowledge gap is of clinical importance since stimulant tre...

    Authors: Nils Erik Svedlund, Claes Norring, Ylva Ginsberg and Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:19

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:422

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:404

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Emerging evidence suggests that changes in quality of life (QoL) predicts later changes in eating disorder (ED) symptoms. The objective of this study was to explore individual sufferers’ perspectives on the in...

    Authors: Deborah Mitchison, Lisa Dawson, Lucy Hand, Jonathan Mond and Phillipa Hay

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:328

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:342

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:339

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    The current study aimed to evaluate group Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). We aimed to examine the treatment response of group CRT in AN patients with high or low leve...

    Authors: Kate Tchanturia, Emma Larsson and James Adamson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:334

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:316

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:272

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