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OBJECTIVE A major problem in the delivery of mental health services is the lack of availability of empirically supported treatment, particularly in rural areas. To date no studies have evaluated the administration of an empirically supported manual-based psychotherapy for a psychiatric condition via telemedicine. The aim of this study was to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Weight loss surgery induces a marked change in eating behavior. However, not much work has been done characterizing the eating behavior after weight loss surgery. We conducted a detailed analysis of patients' eating behavior 18-35 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, determined whether preoperative eating disorders might be associated(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures in obese presurgery patients with and without binge-eating disorder (BED) and to investigate the relationship between a generic [short form-36 (SF-36)] and a disease-specific HRQOL measure [Impact of Weight on Quality of Life Questionnaire (IWQOL)] and measures of eating-related and(More)
The prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) was assessed in a sample of 110 morbidly obese presurgery patients by means of self-report (Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns [QEWP]). Subsequently, patients with (n = 19, 17.3%) and without BED (n = 91, 82.7%) were compared on several eating-related and general psychopathological instruments, as well(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review the available literature regarding treatment and management of eating disorder patients who fail to change over protracted periods of time. METHOD Literature was reviewed pertaining to approaches to promoting change in treatment-resistant cases and the treatment of chronic eating disordered individuals.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the distance patients had to travel for treatment on attendance patterns and treatment attrition. METHOD Contact information, clinical records, and/or appointment records of 209 adult patients presenting to an outpatient eating disorder treatment center over a specific period of time(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the current article is to review the literature regarding the use of alternative delivery systems, such as telemedicine, and new technologies, such as the use of hand-held computers, in the treatment of patients with eating disorders. METHOD The literature is reviewed in the following areas: self-help (supervised and(More)
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