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BACKGROUND & AIMS Body weight changes do not reflect the respective changes of body compartments, namely fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM). Both bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and the Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measure FFM and FM. This study in underweight patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) aims to compare measurements of FM and FFM done(More)
BACKGROUND A number of characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are over-represented among patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) as well as among relatives of these patients. Yet the co-occurrence of autistic traits in AN has not been fully explored and no previous study has directly compared self-reported evaluations of cognitive and(More)
In this study we precise eating and non specific symptomatology of 56 patients with DSM III bulimia syndrome. Results confirm our first hypotheses, particularly the distinction between sweety and salty bulimia and the heterogeneity of patients with this syndrome. We specially studied two types of clinical dimensions: emotional components and weight status.(More)
The relationship between thyroid disorders and depression is well known. This type of endocrine disease is mainly observed in patients with depression resistant to appropriate antidepressor therapy. Three clinical forms of this association may be distinguished: hypothyroidism in a patient with depression but without a previous psychiatric history; a relapse(More)
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