Elena Moreno

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Several lines of evidence, including psychopathological, neurobiological, pharmacological and epidemiological data, supported the association between Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The aim of the present study is to test the hypothesis of partial common genetic background of both disease, AN and OCD. A total of 116 patients(More)
This article explores the efficacy of virtual environments representing situations that are emotionally significant to patients with eating disorders (ED) to modify depression and anxiety levels both in these patients and in controls. Eighty-five ED patients and 108 students were randomly exposed to five experimental virtual environments (a kitchen with(More)
The aim of this article was to study the effect of virtual-reality exposure to situations that are emotionally significant for patients with eating disorders (ED) on the stability of body-image distortion and body-image dissatisfaction. A total of 85 ED patients and 108 non-ED students were randomly exposed to four experimental virtual environments: a(More)
A promising approach in relation to reducing phenotypic heterogeneity involves the identification of homogeneous subtypes of OCD based on age of onset, gender, clinical course and comorbidity. This study aims to assess the sociodemographic characteristics and clinical features of OCD patients in relation to gender and the presence or absence of another(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to identify gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) volume abnormalities in pediatric obsessive-compulsive patients, to examine their relationship between these abnormalities and the severity of disorder, and to explore whether they could be explained by the different symptom dimensions. METHODS 62 child and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate self-esteem and social skills in adolescent eating disorder patients before and after specific group therapy as part of a Day Hospital Programme. METHOD One hundred and sixty adolescent eating disorder patients, classified as anorexia nervosa and related disorders (AN-rd) (N = 116) or bulimia nervosa and related disorders (BN-rd) (N(More)
BACKGROUND The study was carried out in order to assess the inter-observer reliability and validity in respect of clinical appraisal given by the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), in the context of the Spanish Public Hospital System. MATERIAL AND METHOD In order to assess the reliability a total of 614 hospital stays chosen at random from 56(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether treated, weight-stabilized adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) present brain volume differences in comparison with healthy controls. METHOD Thirty-five adolescents with weight-recovered AN and 17 healthy controls were assessed by means of psychopathology scales and magnetic resonance imaging.(More)
OBJECTIVE A percentage of bulimic patients do not greatly improve with the usual treatment. Therefore, the objective was to further evaluate cue exposure (CE), in order to attain better results in clinical settings. METHOD Twenty-two adolescent patients who fulfilled DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa (mean age 16.7, SD 1.5) and who were(More)
Several studies have related motivation to change and treatment response in adult patients with bulimia nervosa but there are no longitudinal studies analysing this relationship in adolescents. The objective was to determine whether motivation to change is related to clinical improvement after treatment in adolescent patients with bulimia nervosa. The(More)