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Childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders in adult eating disorder patients. A pilot study

Wentz, Elisabet; Lacey, J Hubert; Waller, Glenn; Råstam, Maria LU ; Turk, Jeremy and Gillberg, Christopher (2005) In European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 14(8). p.7-431
Abstract
Background Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been suggested to be overrepresented in anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to explore the comorbidity of ASD and other childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders (COND) [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and tic disorders] in a group of severe eating disorder (ED) patients.

Method Thirty female ED patients from a specialist hospital clinic were examined on measures tapping into COND and personality disorders.

Results In our group of longstanding ED, 53% had at least one COND diagnosis; 23% had ASD, 17% had AD/HD, and 27% had a tic disorder.

Conclusions These preliminary data suggest that COND may be common in patients with severe ED and should be... (More)
Background Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been suggested to be overrepresented in anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to explore the comorbidity of ASD and other childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders (COND) [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and tic disorders] in a group of severe eating disorder (ED) patients.

Method Thirty female ED patients from a specialist hospital clinic were examined on measures tapping into COND and personality disorders.

Results In our group of longstanding ED, 53% had at least one COND diagnosis; 23% had ASD, 17% had AD/HD, and 27% had a tic disorder.

Conclusions These preliminary data suggest that COND may be common in patients with severe ED and should be kept in mind when treating these patients. (Less)
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* Adolescent * Adult * Age of Onset * Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/epidemiology* * Autistic Disorder/epidemiology* * Comorbidity * Eating Disorders/epidemiology* * Female * Humans * Impulsive Behavior/epidemiology * Middle Aged * Personality Disorders/epidemiology * Pilot Projects * Sweden/epidemiology * Tic Disorders/epidemiology*
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Springer Medizin
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10.1007/s00787-005-0494-3
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  abstract     = {Background Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been suggested to be overrepresented in anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to explore the comorbidity of ASD and other childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders (COND) [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and tic disorders] in a group of severe eating disorder (ED) patients. <br/><br>
Method Thirty female ED patients from a specialist hospital clinic were examined on measures tapping into COND and personality disorders. <br/><br>
Results In our group of longstanding ED, 53% had at least one COND diagnosis; 23% had ASD, 17% had AD/HD, and 27% had a tic disorder. <br/><br>
Conclusions These preliminary data suggest that COND may be common in patients with severe ED and should be kept in mind when treating these patients.},
  author       = {Wentz, Elisabet and Lacey, J Hubert and Waller, Glenn and Råstam, Maria and Turk, Jeremy and Gillberg, Christopher},
  issn         = {1435-165X},
  keyword      = {* Adolescent
* Adult
* Age of Onset
* Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/epidemiology*
* Autistic Disorder/epidemiology*
* Comorbidity
* Eating Disorders/epidemiology*
* Female
* Humans
* Impulsive Behavior/epidemiology
* Middle Aged
* Personality Disorders/epidemiology
* Pilot Projects
* Sweden/epidemiology
* Tic Disorders/epidemiology*},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {7--431},
  publisher    = {Springer Medizin},
  series       = {European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  title        = {Childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders in adult eating disorder patients. A pilot study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-005-0494-3},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2005},
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