Rosa Behar A

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Eating disorders not otherwise specified are the most common category of eating disorders encountered in routine clinical practice. Their prevalence fluctuates from 2.4% to 12.6% among female adolescents and up to 60% of cases in treatment centres. Binge eating disorder is the most differentiated subtype. Peripuberal period, diabetes mellitus type I,(More)
BACKGROUND Evolutionary theory has contributed with physiological, psychological and behavioral explanations to the comprehension and treatment of eating disorders (ED). The aim of this review is to analyze the relationship between ED and the attachment theory and natural selection based hypotheses (famine flight, reproductive suppression and intrasexual(More)
BACKGROUND Low self-assertion has been noted as an important feature among patients with eating disorders. AIM To verify, in a female population, if assertiveness is related or has a predictive capacity for the development of eating disorders. SUBJECTS AND METHODS An structured clinical interview, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40) and the Rathus(More)
BACKGROUND There is conclusive evidence about the influence of mothers with eating disorders (ED) on their children. OBJECTIVE To describe different aspects about mothers with ED and its implications in the feeding, growing and development in their children. METHOD A review of specialized textbooks and the available literature in PubMed was made. (More)
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