A psychiatric study of deviant eating behaviour among mentally handicapped adults.

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A study of deviant eating behaviour among mentally handicapped adults in community placements is reported. Those individuals with a psychiatric disorder showed more deviant eating behaviour. Depressed subjects, in particular, showed an excess of the amount eaten and time spent searching for food, as well as the tendency to eat all sweet food presented to… (More)

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@article{OBrien1990APS, title={A psychiatric study of deviant eating behaviour among mentally handicapped adults.}, author={Graham O'Brien and Adrian Whitehouse}, journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science}, year={1990}, volume={157}, pages={281-4} }