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Greenleaf, Christy; Petrie, Trent A.; Carter, Jennifer; Reel, Justine J. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
Objective: The authors assessed the prevalence of pathogenic eating and weight-control behaviors among female college athletes, using a psychometrically valid measure. Participants: Participants were 204 college athletes (M age = 20.16 years, SD = 1.31 years) from 17 sports at 3 universities. On average, they participated in their sport for 10.88…
Descriptors: Incidence, Eating Disorders, Athletes, Measures (Individuals)
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Striegel-Moore, Ruth H.; Wilson, G. Terence; DeBar, Lynn; Perrin, Nancy; Lynch, Frances; Rosselli, Francine; Kraemer, Helena C. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: Despite proven efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for treating eating disorders with binge eating as the core symptom, few patients receive CBT in clinical practice. Our blended efficacy-effectiveness study sought to evaluate whether a manual-based guided self-help form of CBT (CBT-GSH), delivered in 8 sessions in a health…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Social Adjustment, Patients
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Grilo, Carlos M.; White, Marney A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Research has examined various aspects of the validity of the research criteria for binge eating disorder (BED) but has yet to evaluate the utility of Criterion C, "marked distress about binge eating." This study examined the significance of the marked distress criterion for BED using 2 complementary comparison groups. Method:…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Mental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology
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Jackson, Todd; Chen, Hong – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2010
From a large school-based sample (N = 3,084), 49 Mainland Chinese adolescents (31 girls, 18 boys) who endorsed all DSM-IV criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN) or sub-threshold BN and 49 matched controls (31 girls, 18 boys) completed measures of demographics and sociocultural experiences related to body image. Compared to less symptomatic peers, those…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Females, Self Concept, Eating Disorders
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Kiziltan, Gul; Karabudak, Efsun; Unver, Sibel; Sezgin, Emine; Unal, Ayse – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2006
The eating attitudes and the prevalence of bulimic behaviors in a group of 300 late adolescents were investigated using the key questions from the Bulimia Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE), and additional questions. Only four subjects (1.3%) scored above the cut-off point on the BITE, and prevalence rates of males and females were the same.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Late Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Moya, Tatiana; Fleitlich-Bilyk, Bacy; Goodman, Robert – Journal of Adolescence, 2006
A representative sample of 7-14-year-old young people in southeast Brazil (N=1251) was assessed using standardized parent and youth interviews, thereby identifying an "at-risk" group of young people who met one or more DSM-IV criteria for anorexia and/or bulimia nervosa. These young people were compared with an age and gender matched…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Eating Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Janz, Kathleen – Strategies, 1988
This article addresses dangerous dieting techniques used by athletes and provides coaches and teachers specific strategies to aid in preventing eating-related disorders among athletes. Symptoms of anorexia and of bulimia are described. (JL)
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Athletes, Body Composition, Body Weight
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Lucas, Alexander R. – PTA Today, 1984
Eating disorders than may beset teenagers and seriously affect their health are discussed. Facts about causes, symptoms, and treatments for anorexia nervosa and bulimia, a disorder which involves overeating, followed by self-induced vomiting or purging, are presented. (PP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Weight, Eating Habits
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Thomas, Jennifer J.; Vartanian, Lenny R.; Brownell, Kelly D. – Psychological Bulletin, 2009
Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is the most prevalent eating disorder (ED) diagnosis. In this meta-analysis, the authors aimed to inform Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders revisions by comparing the psychopathology of EDNOS with that of the officially recognized EDs: anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN),…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology
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Cotrufo, Paolo; Gnisci, Augusto; Caputo, Immacolata – Journal of Adolescence, 2005
We screened a sample of 259 female students, aged 17-20 years old, by means of the Eating Disorder Inventory 2 (EDI 2) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). Those students identified to be at risk for an eating disorder underwent a semi-structured interview to provide a diagnosis according to DSM-IV criteria. We also considered the…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Epidemiology, Females, Adolescents
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Eisler, Ivan; Simic, Mima; Russell, Gerald F. M.; Dare, Christopher – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: There is growing evidence that family therapy is an effective treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to ascertain the long-term impact of two forms of outpatient family intervention previously evaluated in a randomised controlled trial (RCT). Method: A five-year follow-up was conducted on a cohort of 40 patients…
Descriptors: Intervention, Eating Disorders, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Moor, Sasha; Vartanian, Lenny R.; Touyz, Stephen W.; Beumont, P. J. V. – Clinical Psychologist, 2004
Do the levels of psychopathology displayed by patients with an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) more closely resemble those displayed by full-criteria anorexia and bulimia nervosa patients than they do those of non-eating-disorder controls? Three groups of eating disorder patients (anorexia nervosa, n = 27; bulimia nervosa, n = 23;…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Psychopathology, Patients, Depression (Psychology)
Kenny, Maureen E. – 1992
In this study the relationship of parental attachment and psychological separation to levels of eating disorder symptoms was examined for a sample of college women (N=162) from English classes at a private, urban, coeducational Jesuit university in the northeast. Participants resonded to the Parental Attachment Questionnaire, the Parental…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, College Freshmen
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Omizo, Sharon A.; Omizo, Michael M. – School Counselor, 1992
Discusses role of school counselor in providing assistance to students who may be at risk for developing anorexia nervosa and bulimia and students who already display behaviors and physical symptoms of either of these illnesses. Addresses specific concerns regarding intervention strategies used by the school counselor in the student's recovery…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Behavior Disorders, Bulimia, Counseling Techniques
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Price, Joy A.; And Others – Adolescence, 1990
Findings from 337 school counselors revealed 11 percent rated themselves as very competent in helping students with eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia nervosa), 49 percent considered themselves moderately competent, 40 percent believed they were not very competent; 75 percent did not believe it was their role to treat students with eating…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Competence
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