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Childhood Anorexia Nervosa Compared with Low Weight Food Intake Disorder Without Weight and Shape-Related Psychopathology: A Retrospective Study of 102 Patients

Wallin, Ulf LU and Råstam, Maria LU (2016) In European Eating Disorders Review 24(4). p.329-333
Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
To compare the clinical presentation of children with anorexia nervosa (AN group) with that of children with low-weight food intake disorder without weight and shape-related psychopathology (non-AN group).
METHOD:
Medical and psychiatric data were obtained from the case records of a consecutive series of 102 children with an eating disorder and a pronounced low weight who were below the age of 13 at the start of treatment.
RESULTS:
Fifty-eight patients constituted the AN group, and 44 constituted the non-AN group. The non-AN group was younger and had a longer duration of symptoms than the AN group. The non-AN group also had a lower maximum premorbid weight and shorter stature. There were no differences in... (More)
OBJECTIVE:
To compare the clinical presentation of children with anorexia nervosa (AN group) with that of children with low-weight food intake disorder without weight and shape-related psychopathology (non-AN group).
METHOD:
Medical and psychiatric data were obtained from the case records of a consecutive series of 102 children with an eating disorder and a pronounced low weight who were below the age of 13 at the start of treatment.
RESULTS:
Fifty-eight patients constituted the AN group, and 44 constituted the non-AN group. The non-AN group was younger and had a longer duration of symptoms than the AN group. The non-AN group also had a lower maximum premorbid weight and shorter stature. There were no differences in medical severity, but the AN group had more psychiatric treatment.
DISCUSSION:
The non-AN group seems to have a medically equally severe disorder as the AN group, but is less often detected and properly treated. Copyright © 2016 The Authors European Eating Disorders Review published by Eating Disorders Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Less)
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child; anorexia nervosa; eating disorders; restrictive eating; course
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European Eating Disorders Review
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24
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4
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5 pages
publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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ISSN
1072-4133
DOI
10.1002/erv.2447
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English
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: <br>
To compare the clinical presentation of children with anorexia nervosa (AN group) with that of children with low-weight food intake disorder without weight and shape-related psychopathology (non-AN group).<br>
METHOD: <br>
Medical and psychiatric data were obtained from the case records of a consecutive series of 102 children with an eating disorder and a pronounced low weight who were below the age of 13 at the start of treatment.<br>
RESULTS: <br>
Fifty-eight patients constituted the AN group, and 44 constituted the non-AN group. The non-AN group was younger and had a longer duration of symptoms than the AN group. The non-AN group also had a lower maximum premorbid weight and shorter stature. There were no differences in medical severity, but the AN group had more psychiatric treatment.<br>
DISCUSSION: <br>
The non-AN group seems to have a medically equally severe disorder as the AN group, but is less often detected and properly treated. Copyright © 2016 The Authors European Eating Disorders Review published by Eating Disorders Association and John Wiley &amp; Sons Ltd.},
  author       = {Wallin, Ulf and Råstam, Maria},
  issn         = {1072-4133},
  keyword      = {child; anorexia nervosa; eating disorders; restrictive eating; course},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {329--333},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {European Eating Disorders Review},
  title        = {Childhood Anorexia Nervosa Compared with Low Weight Food Intake Disorder Without Weight and Shape-Related Psychopathology: A Retrospective Study of 102 Patients},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2447},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2016},
}