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OBJECTIVES DSM-5 changes for eating disorders (EDs) aimed to reduce preponderance of non-specified cases and increase validity of specific diagnoses. The objectives were to estimate the combined effect of changes on prevalence of EDs in adolescents and examine validity of diagnostic groupings. METHOD A total of 3043 adolescents (1254 boys and 1789 girls,(More)
BACKGROUND Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious, debilitating condition that causes significant physical, emotional, and functional impairment. The condition is characterized by destructive weight loss behaviours and a refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. AN often develops in adolescence and is a(More)
Traditionally, clinical recommendations for assessing and managing paediatric obesity have relied on anthropometric measures, such as body mass index (BMI), BMI percentile and/or BMI z-score, to monitor health risks and determine weight management success. However, anthropometric measures do not always accurately and reliably identify children and youth(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescence may be a crucial period for developing obesity and associated mental health problems. This study examined the relationship of weight status on body image, eating behavior, and depressive symptoms in youth. METHODS A survey was conducted on 1490 youth attending grades 7-12. Participants completed questionnaires on body image, eating(More)
This study investigates body esteem factors (weight-esteem and appearance-esteem) as mediators of the relationship between 'internalization of the ideal body figure' and disordered eating behaviors (restrained, emotional and external eating) in a community sample of adolescent males (n=810) and females (n=1137) from the Ontario Research on Eating and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationships between screen time and symptoms of depression and anxiety in a large community sample of Canadian youth. METHOD Participants were 2482 English-speaking grade 7 to 12 students. Cross-sectional data collected between 2006 and 2010 as part of the Research on Eating and Adolescent Lifestyles (REAL) study were(More)
This study examined factors that contributed to patient's eligibility and participation in a randomized controlled trial involving olanzapine for the adjunctive treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN). Factors involving patient eligibility and willingness to participate were systematically recorded for all patients approached to participate. Of the 92 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between volume and intensity of physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms, anxiety, and body image in a large sample of adolescents in Ottawa and surrounding region. METHODS A total of 1259 (n=746 girls and n=513 boys) students responded to surveys on leisure time PA, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and body image.(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to assess the relationship between self-silencing behaviours and eating disorder symptoms in a female adolescent population with eating disorders. METHOD One hundred and forty-nine adolescent girls between the ages of 13 and 18 completed a comprehensive assessment at a tertiary care children's hospital. Each(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine assessment and treatment profiles of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified who received olanzapine as compared with an untreated matched sample. METHOD A retrospective, matched-groups comparison study was completed. Medical files of 86 female patients treated in the eating disorder(More)