Impulse control disorders in obese patients.

@article{Schmidt2012ImpulseCD,
  title={Impulse control disorders in obese patients.},
  author={Frauke Schmidt and Stephanie Koerber and Martina de Zwaan and Astrid M{\"u}ller},
  journal={European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={e144-7}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in morbidly obese individuals. One hundred bariatric surgery candidates were examined using a module of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV that has been developed for ICDs. Nineteen per cent suffered from at least one current ICD and 27% met the criteria for any lifetime ICD, most frequently skin picking (current, 8%; lifetime, 9%), compulsive buying (current 6%, lifetime 8%), and intermittent… CONTINUE READING

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