Mary Sean O'Halloran

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The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT; Garner & Garfinkel, 1979) is one of the most widely used self-report eating disorder instruments. Originally developed to diagnose anorexia nervosa, it is often used in nonclinical samples where it has a high false-positive rate, which is likely due to changes in diagnostic criteria. Because the EAT has not been validated(More)
We report a child in whom dihydropteridine reductase deficiency was diagnosed prenatally because of an affected sibling and who was treated from birth with apparent good response. This family has been reported before (Firgaira et al., 1980, 1981, 1983; Lipson et al., 1984; Cotton et al., 1986; Dahl et al., 1988). The parents are Lebanese Muslims who are(More)
While tonic immobility (TI) is a phenomenon well known and documented in the animal world, far less is known about its manifestation in humans. Available literature demonstrates that TI is significantly associated with less hopeful prognoses when compared with survivors who did not experience TI (Fiszman et al., 2008; Heidt et al., 2005). If survivors who(More)
Recent research has linked sexual assaults with disordered eating behaviors. Whether the relationship of the perpetrator, intrafamilial or extrafamilial affects the development of disturbed eating is not known. Using data from 190 university women, we found that women with histories of intrafamilial assaults were more likely to suffer a serious eating(More)
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