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Tchanturia, Kate; Adamson, James; Leppanen, Jenni; Westwood, Heather – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated links between anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorder however, few studies have examined the possible impact of symptoms of autism spectrum disorder on clinical outcomes in anorexia nervosa. The aim of this study was to examine the association between symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and eating…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Graham, Andrea K.; Trockel, Mickey; Weisman, Hannah; Fitzsimmons-Craft, Ellen E.; Balantekin, Katherine N.; Wilfley, Denise E.; Taylor, C. Barr – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: As eating disorders (EDs) often emerge during college, managing EDs would ideally integrate prevention and treatment. To achieve this goal, an efficient tool is needed that detects clinical symptoms and level of risk. This study evaluated the performance of a screen designed to identify individuals at risk for or with an ED.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, College Students, Females, At Risk Persons
Ponech, Heather; McBride, Dawn Lorraine – Online Submission, 2012
This project provides a comprehensive overview of the research literature on anorexia nervosa in female adults and concludes by offering 14 group therapy lesson plans for anorexia nervosa that therapists may use in their practice. There is a remarkable lack of research on the efficacy of treatment designed for individuals diagnosed with anorexia…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy
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Postorino, Valentina; Scahill, Lawrence; De Peppo, Lavinia; Fatta, Laura Maria; Zanna, Valeria; Castiglioni, Maria Chiara; Gillespie, Scott; Vicari, Stefano; Mazzone, Luigi – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study aimed to examine the presence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a sample of female adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) during the acute phase of illness. We also compare the level of autistic traits, social perception skills and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in four groups: AN, ASD, and two gender- and age-matched control groups.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Correlation
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Hurst, Kim; Read, Shelly; Wallis, Andrew – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2012
Anorexia nervosa is a serious psychiatric disorder that usually occurs in adolescence. The course of the illness can be protracted. Current empirical evidence suggests that the Maudsley Family-Based Treatment (MFBT) is efficacious for adolescents. MFBT empowers parents as a crucial treatment resource to assist in their child's recovery. The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Eating Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Adolescents
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Westwood, Heather; Eisler, Ivan; Mandy, William; Leppanen, Jenni; Treasure, Janet; Tchanturia, Kate – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Interest in the link between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has led to estimates of the prevalence of autistic traits in AN. This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the use of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) or abbreviated version (AQ-10) to examine whether patients with AN have elevated levels of autistic…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Eating Disorders
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Bowtell, Evelyn Cecile; Aroni, Rosalie; Green, Julie; Sawyer, Susan M. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Schools in Australia are required to promote equitable access to education and provide support services to students with chronic health conditions (CHCs). This qualitative study was conducted to explore stakeholders' experiences and perceptions regarding school-based support. In-depth interviews were conducted with 38 parents of upper secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Adolescents, Diseases
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Sebastian, Joel; Richards, Deborah; Bilgin, Ayse – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: As a strategy for the identification and treatment of individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), we sought to reduce stigmatising attitudes concerning AN among members of their potential social network. Design: Three forms of stigma were focused upon: traditional, positive volitional and negative volitional. Stigmatising attitudes were…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Intervention, Undergraduate Students, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Rupa, Megha; Girimaji, Satish; Muthuswamy, Selvi; Jacob, Preeti; Ravi, Malavika – Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2013
Anorexia nervosa is a rare but sever psychiatric disorder in adolescence, with chronicity and death being the most feared consequence. Emotional Insight into one's problem is considered a key determinant of success in therapy. The following case study of a 14-year-old client, describes the process of therapy as it unfolded across 45 sessions. An…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Therapy, Counseling Theories, Adolescents
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Gow, Joan-Beth; Carpino, Lisa A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Anorexia nervosa is a complex behavioral disorder with the highest risk of death of any psychological disorder. Between 15% and 20% of those suffering from anorexia die from complications that are attributed either directly or indirectly to self-starvation. Heritability for anorexia is around 0.5, meaning about 50% of the risk for anorexia is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Behavior Disorders, Eating Disorders
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Hagman, Jennifer; Gralla, Jane; Sigel, Eric; Ellert, Swan; Dodge, Mindy; Gardner, Rick; O'Lonergan, Teri; Frank, Guido; Wamboldt, Marianne Z. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory pilot study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of risperidone for the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Method: Forty female subjects 12 to 21 years of age (mean, 16 years) with primary anorexia nervosa in an eating disorders program were randomized to receive…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Drug Therapy, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Pieters, Guido L. M.; de Bruijn, Ellen R. A.; Maas, Yvonne; Hulstijn, Wouter; Vandereycken, Walter; Peuskens, Joseph; Sabbe, Bernard G. – Brain and Cognition, 2007
To study action monitoring in anorexia nervosa, behavioral and EEG measures were obtained in underweight anorexia nervosa patients (n=17) and matched healthy controls (n=19) while performing a speeded choice-reaction task. Our main measures of interest were questionnaire outcomes, reaction times, error rates, and the error-related negativity ERP…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Medicine, Patients, Questionnaires
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Schulte-Ruther, Martin; Mainz, Verena; Fink, Gereon R.; Herpertz-Dahlmann, Beate; Konrad, Kerstin – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: Converging evidence suggests deficits in theory-of-mind (ToM) processing in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). The present study aimed at elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying ToM-deficits in AN. Method: A total of 19 adolescent patients with AN and 21 age-matched controls were investigated using functional magnetic resonance…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Evidence, Video Technology, Hospitals
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Nicholls, Dasha E.; Viner, Russell M. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009
Whether previously identified childhood risk factors for anorexia nervosa (AN) predict self-reported lifetime AN by age 30 is examined. The cohort confirmed four risk and two protective factors out of the 22 suggested risk factors. The study used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Risk, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Myers, Laura L.; Wiman, Allison M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
In 1994, binge eating disorder (BED) was introduced as a disorder requiring further study in the "American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders", fourth edition ("DSM-IV"). It is now listed as a distinct eating disorder in the "DSM-5", along with bulimia nervosa and anorexia…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Comorbidity, Meta Analysis, Social Work
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