Juan A Guisado

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BACKGROUND This study analyzes eating behavior in a group of morbidly obese patients who have undergone gastric reduction surgery for weight loss, and evaluates whether the existence of psychiatric comorbidity marks significant differences in their eating behavior. METHODS The study group was composed of 100 morbidly obese patients (85 females, 15 males)(More)
UNLABELLED Obese patients may share some clinical features with anorexia nervosa patients because they risk developing an eating disorder when they diet. Methods and Results Some common etiological, psychological, and social factors have been proposed for both disorders. We present two cases of patients suffering from morbid obesity who, after weight loss,(More)
BACKGROUND The authors attempted to determine if mental status could predict personality profiles, 18 months after surgery in morbidly obese patients. METHODS Personality characteristics of 100 morbidly obese patients (85 female, 15 male) were analyzed after bariatric surgery (vertical banded gastroplasty). Patients were given the Millon Clinical(More)
BACKGROUND We questioned whether differences in psychopathological status and interpersonal relations exist in a group of morbidly obese patients 18 months after bariatric surgery, as related to extent of weight loss. METHODS The study group consisted of 100 morbidly obese patients (85 female, 15 male) who had undergone surgical treatment (vertical banded(More)
The food aversions of a group of anorexia nervosa patients, bulimia nervosa patients, and no eating disordered individuals (controls) were compared. An open questionnaire was used to obtain data on the eating aversions of each of the three populations. The foodstuffs were placed in categories according to their nutritional value. They were also converted(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the body composition of a group of patients fulfilling DSM-IV criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN), comparing the patients who had a history of DSM-IV anorexia nervosa (AN) with those without such a history to determine (1) whether both groups differed in terms of body composition and (2) whether the differences between groups could be the(More)
Weight control methods used by a group of bulimic patients were studied, analyzing the relationship among compensatory strategies and other clinical variables. Sixty-nine female consecutive patients who sought help for DSM-IV bulimia nervosa were recruited for the study. The prevalence and frequency of use of binge eating and six compensatory methods(More)
The case of a young man is presented who developed visual hallucinations following two months of concomitant use of prolintane and diphenhydramine at therapeutic dosages. An increase in dopaminergic brain activity is proposed as the causal mechanism for hallucinations--whereas prolintane can induce the release of dopamine at the synaptic cleft,(More)
GOAL To analyze female subjects in the rural setting to detect food-related disorders and factors associated with these. To isolate these factors and prevent the development of food-related disorders in Primary Health Care. Also to assess continuity in the alterations in the general, sub-clinical and bulimic populations. SCOPE AND SUBJECTS: 127 women with(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to investigate whether the use of purgative methods in patients with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa [BN]) could be capable of producing changes in the nutritional status of the patients. SETTING AND PATIENTS The group under study was composed of 184 female eating disordered outpatients. One(More)