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CONTEXT Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and the metabolic syndrome; however, the cardiovascular (CV) manifestations of PCOS remain unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between IR, metabolic parameters, androgens, and markers of early CV disease in PCOS. DESIGN We(More)
OBJECTIVE Most cognitive analyses of bulimic disorders have stressed the role of negative automatic thoughts or dysfunctional assumptions regarding weight, shape, and food. This study considered the role of more general core beliefs in the cognitive content of bulimic disorders. METHODS Fifty bulimic and 50 comparison women completed the Schema(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous research suggests that eating disorders are related to homosexuality in men, although links with female sexual orientation are less clear. Appearance factors have generally been implicated in this relationship. However, previous studies have failed to consider the role of femininity, even though evidence suggests that this is a more(More)
Young's Schema Questionnaire is a potentially valuable clinical and research tool for the investigation of core beliefs and has been well validated. However, at 205 items it is comparatively unwieldy. A briefer, 75-item version has recently been produced by Young, but lacks the psychometric validation that would demonstrate its utility relative to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the interaction between insulin resistance and endothelial function and the optimal treatment strategy addressing cardiovascular risk in polycystic ovary syndrome. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Controlled clinical study. PATIENT(S) Overweight age- and body mass index-matched women with polycystic ovary syndrome. (More)
CONTEXT Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and the metabolic syndrome. There are no adequate data demonstrating significantly increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. In the absence of clinical outcome studies, surrogate markers of early CVD can provide insight into early CVD. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
The aim of this review was to develop an empirically supported cognitive behavioural model of compulsive exercise within the context of the eating disorders. A systematic review of the correlates and predictors of compulsive exercise among eating disordered patients identified four key correlates. These were subsequently validated by a second review,(More)
OBJECTIVE It is commonly noted that patients with eating disorders have difficulties in regulating emotional states. This construct is similar to the concept of distress tolerance, which has been identified as a problem in patients with impulsive disorders. However, the elements that make up distress tolerance are not clearly delineated, making it difficult(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous research has demonstrated that subliminal threat cues can influence eating behavior. The present study examined whether this effect is due to general emotional activation (by comparing positive and negative emotional cues), whether it is a product of specific negative emotional activation, and whether it can be achieved by activating(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the therapeutic outcome of a modified form of (IPT-BNm) amongst patients with Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS). METHOD Following initial assessment, 59 patients with diagnoses of BN or EDNOS entered treatment in the form of 16 sessions of IPT-BNm. At initial assessment, patients completed(More)