Staffan Sohlberg

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The Eating Disorder Inventory is one of very few tests for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa that measures not only symptoms but also psychological characteristics believed to be central in these disorders. This study of 425 patients and control subjects showed that patients had markedly higher scores than controls and recovered patients on all eight(More)
INTRODUCTION Although evidence suggests that interpersonal psychotherapy may be an efficacious treatment for eating disorders, there is surprisingly little systematic knowledge about the interpersonal world of these patients. METHOD SASB self-image ratings were used to explore interpersonal profiles in a large heterogeneous sample of eating disorders (N =(More)
No single cause is likely to be of supreme importance in the etiology of Anorexia nervosa, but personality factors continue to attract researchers' attention. This paper is a review of evidence on the subject, covering psychometric, interview, and projective investigations. Significant methodological problems exist in the literature, but do not suffice to(More)
A strong recent focus on unconscious processes has increased interest in subliminal stimulation and other experimental activation technologies. Five experiments using male and female university students (N = 365) were carried out to compare 5-ms exposures of "mommy and I" stimuli with 5-ms control stimulation. Measures of self-mother similarity and other(More)
INTRODUCTION Negative self-image has been hypothesised to be of aetiological significance in eating disorders; however, its relationship to outcome remains unclear. The present study examined the relationship between self-image and follow-up status in a heterogeneous sample of eating disorder patients (N=246). METHODS Patients were assessed at intake and(More)
The antimicrobial drug flumequine was given intravascularly and orally to cannulated and non-cannulated Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in sea water at 11 degrees C. The cannulated fish were divided into two groups, which were given flumequine (25 mg/kg) intravenously into the caudal vein (n = 8) and orally via a stomach tube down the oesophagus (n = 8).(More)
  • S Sohlberg
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 1990
We tested whether personality disturbance and stressful life events can help explain why some patients with Anorexia nervosa or Bulimia nervosa remain ill for several years. In a follow-up of 37 patients, both factors were found to be significantly associated with a poorer outcome after a year, and preliminary data suggest this trend continues after two(More)
Empirical observations imply that impulsivity is specifically associated with poor prognosis in eating disorders. The present paper cites studies suggesting that this factor is predominantly associated with the bulimic pattern of eating disturbance, while "restriction" may be associated rather with hypercontrol of behaviour. Further evidence is cited(More)
Few if any reliable indicators of long-term outcome have been found in eating disorders. Impulsivity was the strongest predictor in the present study of 35 adults with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. This variable accounted for 25% of anorectic symptoms at 2 to 3 years follow-up and 14% at 4 to 6 years (Eating Attitudes Test). The relationship was(More)
The study describes course and outcome over 6 years for adults with eating disorders. Special interest is paid to clinically critical events such as relapse and premature death. Seventy-seven per cent of the 30 prospectively studied patients had no eating disorder diagnosis after 6 years. Among the recovered patients, the total risk of relapse was 48%. The(More)