Eating disorders and psychosis
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Comorbidity of anxiety and mood disorders were much more studied than comorbidity of psychosis in the eating disorders and findings on this issue largely limited to case series. However, studies demonstrated that the incidence of schizophrenia is 0.8-1.2% in the general population, while in the patients with eating disorders is 3- 10%. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders reported that 3-fold increase in restrictive type anorexia and 2- fold increase in binging-purging type anorexia compared to bulimia nervosa. The minority of patients exhibit the presence of a clearly psychosis with delusions and hallucinations in eating disorders. However anorexia nervosa more close to psychosis than other eating disorders with a much larger parts of the patients exhibit clear and intense denial of the disease, withdrawal of relations, restricted affect, rigidity of thought and obsessionality, paranoid thoughts, distorted perception of the body ranging from subdelusion to delusion. This feature of disorder constitutes the main challenges in the treatment.
User satisfaction with services in a randomised controlled trial of adolescent anorexia nervosa
BACKGROUND: User satisfaction is a neglected outcome in adolescent anorexia nervosa especially since the relative effectiveness of different treatments is unclear.Read more
Neuroendocrinology of reward in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: Beyond leptin and ghrelin.
The pathophysiology of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are still poorly understood, but psychobiological models have proposed a key role for disturbances in the neuroendocrines that signal hunger and satiety and maintain energy homeostasis.Read more
Validity and utility of the current definition of binge eating
OBJECTIVE: Binge eating, a cardinal symptom of bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED), continues to pose challenges in terms of its definition and thus construct validity and clinical utility.Read more
Body checking and avoidance in low weight and weight restored individuals with anorexia nervosa and non-clinical females
Body dissatisfaction (BD) is central to the development, maintenance and relapse of anorexia nervosa (AN).Read more