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OBJECTIVES DSM-5 changes for eating disorders (EDs) aimed to reduce preponderance of non-specified cases and increase validity of specific diagnoses. The objectives were to estimate the combined effect of changes on prevalence of EDs in adolescents and examine validity of diagnostic groupings. METHOD A total of 3043 adolescents (1254 boys and 1789 girls,(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescence may be a crucial period for developing obesity and associated mental health problems. This study examined the relationship of weight status on body image, eating behavior, and depressive symptoms in youth. METHODS A survey was conducted on 1490 youth attending grades 7-12. Participants completed questionnaires on body image, eating(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationships between screen time and symptoms of depression and anxiety in a large community sample of Canadian youth. METHOD Participants were 2482 English-speaking grade 7 to 12 students. Cross-sectional data collected between 2006 and 2010 as part of the Research on Eating and Adolescent Lifestyles (REAL) study were(More)
This study examined factors that contributed to patient's eligibility and participation in a randomized controlled trial involving olanzapine for the adjunctive treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN). Factors involving patient eligibility and willingness to participate were systematically recorded for all patients approached to participate. Of the 92 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between volume and intensity of physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms, anxiety, and body image in a large sample of adolescents in Ottawa and surrounding region. METHODS A total of 1259 (n=746 girls and n=513 boys) students responded to surveys on leisure time PA, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and body image.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare clinical characteristics of patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) to those with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD A retrospective review of adolescent eating disorder (ED) patients assessed between 2000 and 2011 that qualified for a diagnosis of ARFID was completed. A matched AN sample was used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of weight-based teasing, and evaluate its association with depression, anxiety and unhealthy eating behaviour in a large sample of adolescents in the Ottawa (Ontario) area. METHODS A total of 1491 adolescents from public and private middle schools and high schools in rural and urban areas of Ottawa responded(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate jointly the point prevalence of weight and eating disorders in a community sample of adolescents; to investigate psychosocial correlates of thinness, overweight, and obesity, and of full- and subthreshold eating disorders (EDs); and to examine the relationships between weight status and prevalence of EDs. METHOD A total of 3,043(More)
Family meals have been identified as a protective factor against obesity among youth. However, gender specificities with respect to the relationship between the frequency of family meals and body mass index (BMI) have not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the frequency of family meals and BMI in male and(More)
This article describes an innovative family-based day treatment program (DTP) for youth with moderate to severe eating disorders. A sample of 65 youth completed a battery of psychological measures pre- and post-treatment and 6 months after program completion. Treatment outcomes were assessed in three main domains: (a) medical stabilization, (b)(More)