Eating disorders in children and adolescents: an update

McDermott, B. M. and Jaffa, T. (2005) Eating disorders in children and adolescents: an update. Current Opinion In Psychiatry, 18 4: 407-410. doi:10.1097/01.yco.0000172060.55778.44

Author McDermott, B. M.
Jaffa, T.
Title Eating disorders in children and adolescents: an update
Journal name Current Opinion In Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-7367
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.yco.0000172060.55778.44
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 407
End page 410
Total pages 4
Editor D. J. Kupfer
N. Sartorius
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321019 Paediatrics
321204 Mental Health
730204 Child health
730211 Mental health
Abstract Purpose of review Children and adolescents with eating disorders frequently present to child mental health and paediatric services and have significant morbidity, psychosocial impairment and mortality. Efforts to treat these individuals have been hampered by a poor evidence base for effective interventions. This article reviews research published during 2004 with a primary focus on this challenging clinical area. Recent findings Research published during 2004 has replicated past epidemiological findings and expanded our understanding of the relationship of family meal structure and disordered eating. Research has provided assistance in the well known clinical conundrums of excessive exercising in anorexia nervosa and predicting when return of menses will occur. There has also been clarification of adolescent bingeing. Potential advances include a new, noninvasive method of measuring body composition and investigations in adolescents on leptin, neuro and gastrointestinal peptides. Importantly, further evidence of the effectiveness of family therapy for anorexia nervosa and short-term benefits from intervention programs have been published. Summary The research base that will influence clinical practice in child and adolescent eating disorders is increasing. More research is required in all areas of intervention.
Keyword Psychiatry
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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