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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. For a better differential diagnosis of eating disorders, it is necessary to investigate their subtypes and develop specific assessment tools to measure their specific symptoms. Orthorexia nervosa is an alleged...

    Authors: Márta Varga, Barna Konkolÿ Thege, Szilvia Dukay-Szabó, Ferenc Túry and Eric F van Furth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:59

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  2. The NOURISHED study: Nice OUtcomes for Referrals with Impulsivity, Self Harm and Eating Disorders.

    Authors: Paul Robinson, Barbara Barrett, Anthony Bateman, Az Hakeem, Jennifer Hellier, Fenella Lemonsky, Clare Rutterford, Ulrike Schmidt and Peter Fonagy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:51

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Disordered eating behavior and body dissatisfaction affect a large proportion of the Dutch population and account for severe psychological, physical and social morbidity. Yet, the threshold for seeking profess...

    Authors: Elke D ter Huurne, Marloes G Postel, Hein A de Haan and Cor AJ DeJong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:310

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  4. The resumption of menses is an important indicator of recovery in anorexia nervosa (AN). Patients with early-onset AN are at particularly great risk of suffering from the long-term physical and psychological c...

    Authors: Astrid Dempfle, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Nina Timmesfeld, Reinhild Schwarte, Karin M Egberts, Ernst Pfeiffer, Christian Fleischhaker, Christoph Wewetzer and Katharina Bühren

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:308

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  5. Eating disorders (ED) are classified into Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified. Prospectively, the diagnostic instability within ED is high, but it is not clear which ...

    Authors: Gabriella F Milos, Volker Baur, Sabina Muehlebach and Anja Spindler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:295

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  6. Current literature on Eating Disorders (EDs) is devoid of evidence-based findings providing support to effective treatments, mostly for anorexia nervosa (AN). This lack of successful guidelines may play a role...

    Authors: Giovanni Abbate-Daga, Federico Amianto, Nadia Delsedime, Carlotta De-Bacco and Secondo Fassino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:294

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:62

  7. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a highly life-threatening disorder that is extremely difficult to treat. There is evidence that family-based therapies are effective for adolescent AN, but no treatment has been proven...

    Authors: Thomas R Lynch, Katie LH Gray, Roelie J Hempel, Marian Titley, Eunice Y Chen and Heather A O’Mahen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:293

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  8. Treatment resistance is an omnipresent frustration in eating disorders. Attempts to identify the features of this resistance and subsequently develop novel treatments have had modest effects. This selective re...

    Authors: Katherine A Halmi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:292

    Content type: Review

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  9. Restoration of weight and nutritional status are key elements in the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN). This review aims to describe issues related to the caloric requirements needed to gain and maintain weig...

    Authors: Enrica Marzola, Jennifer A Nasser, Sami A Hashim, Pei-an Betty Shih and Walter H Kaye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:290

    Content type: Review

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  10. Research has shown that eating disorder (ED) patients who abuse substances demonstrate worse ED symptomatology and poorer outcomes than those with EDs alone, including increased general medical complications a...

    Authors: Claire Gregorowski, Soraya Seedat and Gerhard P Jordaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:289

    Content type: Review

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  11. Eating Disorders (EDs) are complex psychiatric pathologies characterized by moderate to poor response to treatment. Criteria of remission and recovery are not yet well defined. Simultaneously, personality play...

    Authors: Cristina Segura-García, Dora Chiodo, Flora Sinopoli and Pasquale De Fazio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:288

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  12. Individual, family and service level characteristics and outcomes are described for adult and adolescent patients receiving specialist inpatient or day patient treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN). Potential pr...

    Authors: Elizabeth Goddard, Rebecca Hibbs, Simone Raenker, Laura Salerno, Jon Arcelus, Nicky Boughton, Frances Connan, Ken Goss, Bert Laszlo, John Morgan, Kim Moore, David Robertson, Saeidi S, Christa Schreiber-Kounine, Sonu Sharma, Linette Whitehead…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:287

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  13. An increasing body of research points to a significant association of obesity to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and deficits in executive functions. There is also preliminary evidence suggesti...

    Authors: Samuele Cortese, Erika Comencini, Brenda Vincenzi, Mario Speranza and Marco Angriman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:286

    Content type: Debate

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  14. With the imminent publication of the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there has been a growing interest in the study of the boundaries across the three bulimic ...

    Authors: Zaida Agüera, Nadine Riesco, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Mohammed Anisul Islam, Roser Granero, Enrique Vicente, Eva Peñas-Lledó, Jon Arcelus, Isabel Sánchez, Jose Manuel Menchon and Fernando Fernández-Aranda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:285

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  15. Criticisms that generic measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are not sensitive to impairment in anorexia nervosa (AN) has spurred the development of disease-specific measures. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Deborah Mitchison, Phillipa Hay, Scott Engel, Ross Crosby, Daniel Le Grange, Hubert Lacey, Jonathan Mond, Shameran Slewa-Younan and Stephen Touyz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:284

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  16. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric disorder with high rates of morbidity, comorbidity and mortality, which in a subset of patients (21%) takes on a chronic course. Since an evidence based treatment ...

    Authors: Marloes S Oudijn, Jitschak G Storosum, Elise Nelis and Damiaan Denys

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:277

    Content type: Review

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  17. A number of characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are over-represented among patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) as well as among relatives of these patients. Yet the co-occurrence of...

    Authors: Annaig Courty, Anne Solène Maria, Christophe Lalanne, Damien Ringuenet, Christine Vindreau, Coralie Chevallier, Lydia Pouga, François Pinabel, Anne Philippe, Jean-Louis Adrien, Caroline Barry and Sylvie Berthoz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:222

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  18. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has commonly been described in psychiatric disorders. Although several studies have found positive associations between abnormal eating patterns during childhood...

    Authors: Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Zaida Agüera, Rita Castro, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Jose Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Rosa Bosch, Ana Beatriz Fagundo, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Laurence Claes, Isabel Sánchez, Nadine Riesco, Miquel Casas and Jose Manuel Menchon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:166

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  19. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with high rates of chronicity and relapse risk is a considerable therapeutic challenge in the disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of st...

    Authors: Johannes Mander, Martin Teufel, Katharina Keifenheim, Stephan Zipfel and Katrin Elisabeth Giel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:111

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  20. Screening scales for bipolar disorder including the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) and Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) have been plagued by high false positive rates confounded by presence of borde...

    Authors: Toshihiko Nagata, Hisashi Yamada, Alan R Teo, Chiho Yoshimura, Yuya Kodama and Irene van Vliet

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:69

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  21. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and eating disorders (ED) share several clinical features. Research on the association between ADHD and ED is still quite sparse and findings are ambiguous.

    Authors: Niklaus Stulz, Urs Hepp, Céline Gächter, Chantal Martin-Soelch, Anja Spindler and Gabriella Milos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:44

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  22. In spite of the role of some psychosomatic factors as alexithymia, mood intolerance, and somatization in both pathogenesis and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN), few studies have investigated the prevalence...

    Authors: Giovanni Abbate-Daga, Nadia Delsedime, Barbara Nicotra, Cristina Giovannone, Enrica Marzola, Federico Amianto and Secondo Fassino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:14

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  23. Obese and overweight people have a higher risk of both chronic physical illness and mental illness. Obesity is reported to be positively associated with psychiatric disorders, especially in people who seek obe...

    Authors: Hung-Yen Lin, Chih-Kun Huang, Chi-Ming Tai, Hung-Yu Lin, Yu-Hsi Kao, Ching-Chung Tsai, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Su-Long Lee, Shu-Ching Chi and Yung-Chieh Yen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:1

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  24. Previous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies of people with anorexia nervosa (AN) have shown differences in brain structure. This study aimed to provide preliminary extensions of this data by examining ho...

    Authors: Samantha J Brooks, Gareth J Barker, Owen G O'Daly, Michael Brammer, Steven CR Williams, Christian Benedict, Helgi B Schiöth, Janet Treasure and Iain C Campbell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:179

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  25. This paper aimed to investigate cognitive rigidity and decision making impairments in patients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa Restrictive type (AN-R), assessing also verbal components.

    Authors: Giovanni Abbate-Daga, Sara Buzzichelli, Federico Amianto, Giuseppe Rocca, Enrica Marzola, Shawn M McClintock and Secondo Fassino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:162

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  26. While people with severe mental illness have been found to be more overweight and obese in Western nations, it is unknown to what extent this occurs in Middle Eastern nations and which eating behaviours contri...

    Authors: David Jakabek, Frances Quirk, Martin Driessen, Yousef Aljeesh and Bernhard T Baune

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:159

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  27. Hypnotic susceptibility is one of the stable characteristics of individuals, but not closely related to the personality traits such as those measured by the five-factor model in the general population. Whether...

    Authors: Fenghua Wang, Wanzhen Chen, Jingyi Huang, Peiwei Xu, Wei He, Hao Chai, Junpeng Zhu, Wenjun Yu, Li Chen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:121

    Content type: Research article

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