Janice D. Russell

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OBJECTIVE The degree to which patients with anorexia nervosa demonstrate readiness to recover from their illness has received scant theoretical or empirical attention. Investigating the prevalence and degree of amotivation for recovery in anorexia nervosa, its role in outcome, and the effectiveness of interventions designed to enhance readiness to recover(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disorder with the dieting disorders. A comorbid sample was examined in order to test the hypothesis that obsessive compulsive symptoms and personality are premorbid in these patients. METHOD Sixty-eight inpatients (35 with anorexia(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate attentional biases for body shape and weight-related stimulus words among subjects with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and control subjects classified using a measure of dietary restraint. METHODS A visual probe detection task was used to assess attention toward stimulus words reflecting either a thin or a large physique and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of comorbid eating and anxiety disorders in women presenting for inpatient and outpatient treatment of an eating disorder and women presenting for outpatient treatment of an anxiety disorder. METHODS The prevalence of comorbidity was investigated from a sample of 152 women, which included 100 women presenting for(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of measurements with predictive validity that are specific for quality of life (QOL) in patients with eating disorders. METHOD A total of 306 eating disorder patients treated as inpatients completed the Quality of Life for Eating Disorders (QOL ED): 109 at both admission and discharge from hospital, 65 at both admission and after(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to ascertain the most appropriate measure of self-esteem for dieting disordered patients, this study contrasted the construct and convergent validities of two widely used measures. In addition, dieting disordered subgroups were compared on levels of self-esteem. METHOD One hundred and seventeen male and female patients diagnosed with(More)
Long-term weight-restored patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) have lower norepinephrine levels than controls.1,2 Since this may reflect altered reuptake by the norepinephrine transporter (NET), we hypothesised that the NET gene was involved in the genetic component3 of AN. PCR-amplification of an AAGG repeat island (AAGG1) in the NET gene promoter region(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical effectiveness of group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN) was compared. METHOD Sixty BN patients from hospitals and general practitioners in Sydney, Australia, were allocated randomly to group or individual CBT. Forty-four completed treatment (n = 22 in group CBT and n = 22 in individual CBT).(More)
A relationship between starvation and hyperactivity has been observed in animal models, in experiments with human subjects, and in dieting disorder patients. Since the earliest descriptions of anorexia nervosa, excessive physical activity has figured prominently as a symptom of the illness, yet little attention has been directed towards this phenomenon. The(More)
OBJECTIVE A study was undertaken to assess the procedural validity of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for the diagnosis of eating disorders. METHOD The CIDI was administered to 44 patients consecutively admitted to an eating disorders unit. CIDI-generated diagnoses were compared with clinical diagnoses documented in patient files.(More)