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BACKGROUND Many risk factors have been implicated for eating disorders, although little is known about those for binge eating disorder. METHODS A community-based, case-control design was used to compare 52 women with binge eating disorder, 104 without an eating disorder, 102 with other psychiatric disorders, and 102 with bulimia nervosa. RESULTS The(More)
June 2006 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | e220 In an ecological study in this issue of PLoS Medicine , Milane and colleagues found a temporal association between prescription of specifi c serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and suicide rates in the United States [1]. Their study addresses a subject of great public health importance and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS The comparative validity of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) (22 items) and SCOFF (five items) in screening for cases of the more commonly occurring eating disorders was examined in a primary care sample of young adult women (n=257). Diagnoses were confirmed in a sub-group of interviewed participants (n=147). (More)
BACKGROUND Prior use of health services was examined in a community sample of women with bulimic-type eating disorders. METHOD Participants (n = 159) completed a structured interview for the assessment of eating disorder psychopathology as well as questions concerning treatment-seeking and type of treatment received. RESULTS Whereas a minority (40.3%)(More)
  • Phillipa Hay
  • The International journal of eating disorders
  • 2003
OBJECTIVE The aims were to test relationships between bulimic eating disorder behaviors, and measures of quality of life, and to replicate previous findings with respect to their prevalence and distribution in a representative sample. METHOD Data were obtained from 3010 interviews of a randomly selected sample of 4400 adult households. Quality of life was(More)
  • Phillipa Hay
  • The International journal of eating disorders
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE To update new evidence for psychotherapies in eating disorders (EDs) since 2005-September 2012. METHOD Completed and published in the English language randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by SCOPUS search using terms "bulimia" or "binge eating disorder" (BED) or "anorexia nervosa" (AN) or "eating disorder" and "treatment," and 36(More)
BACKGROUND There is interest from the community in the use of self help and complementary therapies for depression. This review examined the currently available evidence supporting the use of acupuncture to treat depression. OBJECTIVES To examine the efficacy and adverse effects of acupuncture for depression. SEARCH STRATEGY The following databases were(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for an increase in the prevalence of eating disorders is inconsistent. Our aim was to determine change in the population point prevalence of eating disorder behaviors over a 10-year period. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Eating disorder behaviors were assessed in consecutive general population surveys of men and women conducted in 1995(More)
BACKGROUND There are no evidence-based treatments for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SE-AN). This study evaluated the relative efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-AN) and specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM) for adults with SE-AN. METHOD Sixty-three participants with a diagnosis of AN, who had at least a 7-year illness(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD To inform the classification of bulimic-type eating disorders not meeting formal diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN), levels of eating disorder psychopathology and functional impairment associated with subjective and objective bulimic episodes (SBEs and OBEs) and purging and nonpurging methods of weight control were examined in(More)