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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the type and frequency of psychiatric disorders in obese children and adolescents; to assess the correlation between psychopathology and severity of obesity; to explore the relationship between psychiatric disorders in obese children and obesity and psychopathology in their parents. METHODS One hundred fifty-five children referred(More)
The study's objective was to determine whether the State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children, Trait version (STAIC), is suitable for the assessment of DSM-IV anxiety disorders in asthmatic children and adolescents. Ninety-two outpatients were given a semistructured diagnostic interview. They completed STAIC; another questionnaire about anxiety, the Echelle(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationships between asthma and type and incidence of psychiatric problems in a pediatric population. METHODS A series of 93 children and adolescents with asthma presenting during a 1-year period to a pediatric pneumology and allergy service was studied. Their psychopathological problems were compared with those of 93 children(More)
AIM - To study the types of psychiatric problem encountered in children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and their relationship to central nervous system disorder and the severity of infection. METHODS - 17 HIV-infected children presenting with psychiatric problems were included. Mental disorders were evaluated according to DSM-IV(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors describe binge eating and psychopathology in severely obese adolescents who are seeking treatment for obesity and search for specific psychological features that may be associated with binge eating. METHOD Obese adolescents (n = 102) were assessed with the Binge Eating Scale (BES), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children(More)
Asthma is known to have a direct impact on the quality of life of children with asthma and their families as a consequence of the attacks on day-to-day life. Psychopathological factors may be associated with poor quality of life by modulating the handicap and the patient's experience of it. The authors' objective was to evaluate the relationship between(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our investigation was to study the course of direct and indirect posttraumatic disorders over 18 months in children after they were taken hostage in their school. METHODS Twenty-six young hostages were evaluated by using standardized clinical interviews and self-administered questionnaires (State and Trait Anxiety Inventory for(More)
The existence of a relationship between Insulin-Dependent Diabetes and eating disorders has recently been observed, but its prevalence and impact on somatic functioning remain poorly understood. These dimensions were evaluated in a population of 52 insulin-dependent diabetic adolescent girls and compared with evaluations of matched subjects from the general(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between severe asthma, type and incidence of psychiatric problems in a pediatric population. A group of 92 children and adolescents (63 boys and 29 girls) (mean age 11.7) was investigated over one year by a pediatric pneumology/allergy service unit. The psychopathological problems of two groups(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of alexithymia in insulin-dependent diabetic mellitus (IDDM) outpatients. To examine whether alexithymia is associated with diabetic somatic variables, depression, and compliance. METHOD Our sample comprised 69 diabetic outpatients followed in a university hospital. We assessed the prevalence of alexithymia (26-item(More)