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CONTEXT There have been very few randomized controlled treatment studies of anorexia nervosa. OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors leading to nonacceptance and noncompletion of treatment for 2 specific therapies and their combination in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. DESIGN Randomized prospective study. SETTING Weill-Cornell Medical Center, White Plains,(More)
CONTEXT Evidence-based treatment trials for adolescents with anorexia nervosa are few. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relative efficacy of family-based treatment (FBT) and adolescent-focused individual therapy (AFT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa in full remission. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Stanford University and The University of(More)
OBJECTIVE Research suggests that family treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa may be effective. This study was designed to determine the optimal length of such family therapy. METHOD Eighty-six adolescents (12-18 years of age) diagnosed with anorexia nervosa were allocated at random to either a short-term (10 sessions over 6 months) or long-term(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) with the self-report version (EDE-Q) in a population of adolescents with anorexia nervosa. METHOD Twenty-eight adolescent women meeting criteria for anorexia nervosa were assessed using both measures. The self-report version (EDE-Q) was given both before and (Time 1) after (Time 2) administration(More)
OBJECTIVE Binge eating disorder (BED) is prevalent among individuals from minority racial/ethnic groups and among individuals with lower levels of education, yet the efficacy of psychosocial treatments for these groups has not been examined in adequately powered analyses. This study investigated the relative variance in treatment retention and posttreatment(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate the concept of parent-reported picky eating using objective, laboratory-based measures and to identify both child and parental precursors and concomitants of picky eating. METHOD One hundred thirty-five infants were monitored from birth to 5.5 years. Behavioral measures of picky eating were obtained from standardized feedings at(More)
CONTEXT Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is an effective specialty treatment for binge eating disorder (BED). Behavioral weight loss treatment (BWL) and guided self-help based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBTgsh) have both resulted in short-term reductions in binge eating in obese patients with BED. OBJECTIVE To test whether patients with BED require(More)
IMPORTANCE Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious disorder with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Family-based treatment (FBT) is an evidence-based therapy for adolescent AN, but less than half of those who receive this approach recover. Hence, it is important to identify other approaches to prevent the development of the chronic form of AN for which there(More)
CONTEXT Eating disorders, an important health problem among college-age women, may be preventable, given that modifiable risk factors for eating disorders have been identified and interventions have been evaluated to reduce these risk factors. OBJECTIVE To determine if an Internet-based psychosocial intervention can prevent the onset of eating disorders(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous longitudinal studies have identified risk factors for the onset of most eating disorders (EDs). Identifying women at highest risk within a high-risk sample would allow for focusing of preventive resources and also suggests different etiologies. METHOD A longitudinal cohort study over 3 years in a high-risk sample of 236 college-age(More)