The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Number of Adolescents/Young Adults Seeking Eating Disorder-Related CareThe COVID-19 pandemic has led to the development and worsening of eating disorder (ED) symptoms in adolescents and young adults. In order to examine COVID-19-related trends in ED care-seeking at our institution.
Boys, Biceps, and Bradycardia: The Hidden Dangers of Muscularity-Oriented Disordered EatingThe recognition of eating disorders (EDs) in males represents an ongoing challenge for physicians. This challenge is particularly complex in the case of EDs that are oriented toward muscularity, as opposed to thinness, which current diagnostic criteria do not accommodate. Nevertheless, EDs in males, and muscularity-oriented disordered eating (MODE) in particular, are increasingly prevalent and are likely to be encountered in clinical practice. We report the case of a 16-year-old male who presented with medical instability, requiring hospitalization, in the context of MODE.
Change Is Never Easy, but It Is Possible: Reflections on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Two Years After Its Introduction in the DSM-5One of the most significant changes to the section on Feeding and Eating Disorders in the DSM-5 was that feeding disorder of infancy or early childhood was renamed avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder or ARFID, and the criteria was significantly expanded. This diagnostic category was informed by field studies, analysis, and expert opinion. To date, research exploring the prevalence, clinical characteristics and utility have helped substantiate the recognition and need for the diagnostic category of ARFID as a distinct eating disorder diagnosis in the DSM-5.
Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Eating-Related Pathology in a National Sample of College StudentsThis study examined associations of gender identity and sexual orientation with self-reported eating disorder (SR-ED) diagnosis and compensatory behaviors in transgender and cisgender college students.
Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating DisordersAlthough the relationship between increased body weight and eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder is well established, the relationship between overweight or obesity and eating disorders characterized by dietary restriction and/or weight loss such as anorexia nervosa (AN) is less well known.
Frequency and Patterns of Eating Disorder Symptoms in Early AdolescenceThere are still uncertainties about manifestations of early adolescent eating disorders (ED) and their effects. We aimed to determine the prevalence of ED symptoms in early adolescence, derive symptoms dimensions, and determine their effects on social and psychological outcomes and subsequent body mass index (BMI).
Adolescents' Level of Eating Psychopathology Is Related to Perceptions of Their Parents' Current Feeding PracticesThis study aimed to examine the relationships between adolescents' eating disorder attitudes and their perceptions of the feeding practices that their parents/caregivers currently use.
Distribution of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents Using the Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for Feeding and Eating DisordersTo determine the distribution of eating disorders (ED) in children and adolescents comparing the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) to the proposed fifth edition DSM criteria.
How Do Children with Eating Disorders Differ from Adolescents with Eating Disorders at Initial Evaluation?To compare the clinical presentation of children with eating disorders (ED) to that of adolescents with ED.