Francisco J Vaz-Leal

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The association between lymphocyte subsets and several psychopathological variables which had proved to be able to affect immune cell count in other conditions was investigated in bulimia nervosa patients. Sixty-seven female bulimia nervosa patients and 29 female healthy controls were assessed for nutritional status (weight, blood cells, lymphocyte subsets,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the capability of a set of neurobiological and psychopathological variables to discriminate bulimia nervosa (BN) patients from healthy controls. METHOD Seventy-five female patients with purging BN and 30 healthy controls were compared for psychopathology (impulsivity, borderline personality traits, depressive symptoms and(More)
INTRODUCTION The study aimed to analyze the role of depression and impulsivity in the psychopathology of bulimia nervosa (BN). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy female patients with DSM-IV BN, purging subtype, were assessed for eating-related symptoms, body dissatisfaction, affective symptoms, impulsivity, and personality traits. Factor analysis and(More)
The previous literature about comorbidity between eating disorders (ED) and other DSM-IV psychiatric disorders in adolescence has employed cross-sectional studies with clinical samples, where the comorbid disorders were diagnosed retrospectively. The present study aims to overcome these limitations by the analysis of comorbidity in a community population(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims were to see which temperament and character dimensions were associated with depression, mainly with its outcome at two-year follow up in eating disorders (EDs). METHODS Participants (N=151) were 44 Anorexia nervosa (AN), 55 Bulimia nervosa (BN) and 52 Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) patients. The Beck Depression(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study: (1) To evaluate the relative contributions of genetics and environment to perfectionism and it's two constructs: self-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism. (2) To clarify genetic and environmental common origins of both personal and social components. METHODS Participants were 258 pairs of adolescent Spanish(More)
Metatherapy (a psychotherapeutic procedure based upon parental couple collaboration) is a technique useful for working with severely disorganized family contexts, in which psychopathological diseases (such as psychotic or psychosomatic disorders, suicide attempts of the children etc.) can appear. The management of the family has two definite phases: (a)(More)
The effect of antidepressant treatment was evaluated in a group of outpatients with symptoms of depressive illness ("dysthymic disorder" and "major depression", according to DSM-III criteria) with regard to the expectations they had for the results of the therapy. Therefore, patient ideas about the efficacy of the treatment, psychiatrist capability,(More)
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