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OBJECTIVE To propose criteria for diagnosis of the night eating syndrome (NES). METHOD An international research meeting was held in April 2008, and consensus criteria for NES diagnosis were determined. RESULTS The core criterion is an abnormally increased food intake in the evening and nighttime, manifested by (1) consumption of at least 25% of intake(More)
Phyllis W. Speiser, Mary C. J. Rudolf, Henry Anhalt, Cecilia Camacho-Hubner, Francesco Chiarelli, Alon Eliakim, Michael Freemark, Annette Gruters, Eli Hershkovitz, Lorenzo Iughetti, Heiko Krude, Yael Latzer, Robert H. Lustig, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Orit Pinhas-Hamiel, Alan D. Rogol, Shlomit Shalitin, Charles Sultan, Daniel Stein, Pnina Vardi, George A.(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the eating attitudes in Israeli Jewish female adolescents. METHODS A representative sample of 1270 females in grades 7-12 from five different Israeli schools from five different residential areas were assessed by EAT-26. RESULTS Of the total sample, 19.5% were identified as having abnormal eating attitudes. In terms of age, the 16(More)
In March 2004 a group of 65 physicians and other health professionals representing nine countries on four continents convened in Israel to discuss the widespread public health crisis in childhood obesity. Their aim was to explore the available evidence and develop a consensus on the way forward. The process was rigorous, although time and resources did not(More)
UNLABELLED The main goal of the present study was to explore some of the risk-factor variables for eating disorders among Israeli junior high and high school adolescent girls (12-18 years old) from different residential areas in the northern district of Israel. Additionally, this study examined and identified which group was most prone to develop disordered(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes and behaviors among three religious subgroups of Arab schoolgirls in Israel (Moslems, Druze, and Christians). METHOD The sample consisted of 1,131 Arab schoolgirls in Israel, including 922 (81.5%) Moslem, 125 (11.1%) Christian, and 84 (7.4%) Druze adolescents, in the 7-12th grades. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between level of religiosity, grade level, self-esteem, and level of disordered eating-related psychopathology among Modem Orthodox Jewish adolescent girls in Israel. METHOD The sample consisted of 320 Jewish religious adolescent schoolgirls in the 9th to 12th grades of middle and high schools. The girls completed the(More)
BACKGROUND Eating disorders (EDs) are characterized not only by disordered eating, but also by other psychopathology. In this exploratory study, we examined the ability of women with different diagnoses of EDs, their unaffected sisters, and healthy unrelated controls to recognize their own and other's emotions. We also looked at interhemispheric integration(More)
The authors investigated the applicability of self psychological treatment (SPT) and cognitive orientation treatment (COT) to the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. Thirty-three patients participated in this study. The bulimic patients (n = 25) were randomly assigned either to SPT, COT, or control/nutritional counseling only (C/NC). The anorexic patients (n(More)
Objectives The aim of the study was to compare the eating attitudes and behaviors, including weight concerns and dieting behavior, among three religious subgroups (Moslems, Druze, and Christians) and three age subgroups (12–13, 14–15, and 16–18 years old) of Israeli-Arab adolescent females. Methods The sample consisted of 1141 Israeli-Arab adolescent(More)