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Treatment of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in a cohort of young patients in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders

DiscussionOur findings suggest that patients with ARFID can be successfully treated in the same PHP as patients with other ED, with comparable improvements in weight and psychopathology over a shorter time period. Results are limited to patients with ARFID who exhibit an acute onset of severe food restriction. Future research should incorporate measures relevant to the diagnosis of ARFID and explore how patients with different ARFID subtypes may respond to various treatments.
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Impulse Control Self Control Source Type: blogs
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This report details a 19-year-old TS patient who presented with OCD since the age of 13, comorbid with several other psychiatric pathologies, including bipolar I disorder, anorexia nervosa and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It will also discuss those comorbidities in relation to the patient's genetic syndrome and mention the contribution it makes to her multiple disabilities diagnosis as well as her patient-specific therapy. Patients with TS often present to treating physicians for overwhelming somatic complaints, likely resulting in poor recognition of psychiatric disorders. Thus, OCD may be significantl...
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
Women who suffer from obesity or anorexia nervosa present lower level of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid linked to depression and anxiety.Psych Central
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CONCLUSION: Brain volume deficits in AN seem to play a causal role in the course and the prognosis of AN. A better understanding of these brain changes could lead to more targeted therapies for patients with AN, including astrocyte-directed approaches. PMID: 29119931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Neuropharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Neuropharmacol Source Type: research
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DiscussionWe speculate that low oxytocin levels may contribute to alexithymia in women with anorexia nervosa.
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to examine the associations between child maltreatment, including harsh physical punishment, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, physical neglect, and exposure to intimate partner violence, and eating disorders in adulthood among men and women. MethodsData were from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions wave 3 (NESARC‐III) collected in 2012–2013. The sample was nationally representative of the United States adult population (N = 36,309). Lifetime eating disorders (anorexia nervosa [AN], bulimia nervosa [...
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Self-control is protective against psychopathology in youth. However, too much self-control, in the form of “overcontrol” is a transdiagnostic risk factor for social impairment and multiple mental disorders in youth, including social anxiety disorder, OCD, and anorexia nervosa (AN). There are currently no parent-reported screening measures to quickly assess this transdiagnostic construct in youth. The current study provides preliminary validation of a parent-report measure of overcontrol in healthy and depressed children ages 4–6 years in relation to behavioral and neurobiological indicators.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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