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Partial eating disorders among adolescents: a review.
J Adolesc Health 2005; 37(5):417-27JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

Many adolescents do not fulfill all the DSM-IV criteria's for anorexia nervosa and bulimia, but do nevertheless suffer from partial eating disorders (EDs). This review focuses on the definition, epidemiology and clinical aspects of these disorders.

METHODS

Search on Medline & PsycINFO, review of websites, screening of bibliographies of articles and book chapters.

RESULTS

There is still no consensus on the definition of these disorders, which cover a wide range of severity. Affected adolescents often suffer from physical and psychological problems owing to co-morbidity or as a consequence of their eating patterns: chronic constipation, dyspeptic symptoms, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, hypotension, menstrual dysfunction as well as dysthymia, depressive and anxiety disorders, or substance misuse and abuse. In comparison with those who are unaffected, adolescents with partial ED are at higher risk of evolving into full ED. However, most of them evolve into spontaneous remission. Adolescents with partial ED engaged, over a period of several months, in potentially unhealthy weight-control practices, suffering from intense fear of gaining weight and a disturbed body weight/image should be offered therapeutic support.

CONCLUSION

Future research should focus on the exact delineation of various subtypes of clinical presentations in partial ED and on evidence-based treatment and follow-up of these various situations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Groupe de Recherche sur la Santé des Adolescents, Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Lausanne, Switzerland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16227132

Citation

Chamay-Weber, Catherine, et al. "Partial Eating Disorders Among Adolescents: a Review." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 37, no. 5, 2005, pp. 417-27.
Chamay-Weber C, Narring F, Michaud PA. Partial eating disorders among adolescents: a review. J Adolesc Health. 2005;37(5):417-27.
Chamay-Weber, C., Narring, F., & Michaud, P. A. (2005). Partial eating disorders among adolescents: a review. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 37(5), pp. 417-27.
Chamay-Weber C, Narring F, Michaud PA. Partial Eating Disorders Among Adolescents: a Review. J Adolesc Health. 2005;37(5):417-27. PubMed PMID: 16227132.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Partial eating disorders among adolescents: a review. AU - Chamay-Weber,Catherine, AU - Narring,Françoise, AU - Michaud,Pierre-André, PY - 2004/01/28/received PY - 2004/09/02/accepted PY - 2005/10/18/pubmed PY - 2006/3/15/medline PY - 2005/10/18/entrez SP - 417 EP - 27 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 37 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSE: Many adolescents do not fulfill all the DSM-IV criteria's for anorexia nervosa and bulimia, but do nevertheless suffer from partial eating disorders (EDs). This review focuses on the definition, epidemiology and clinical aspects of these disorders. METHODS: Search on Medline & PsycINFO, review of websites, screening of bibliographies of articles and book chapters. RESULTS: There is still no consensus on the definition of these disorders, which cover a wide range of severity. Affected adolescents often suffer from physical and psychological problems owing to co-morbidity or as a consequence of their eating patterns: chronic constipation, dyspeptic symptoms, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, hypotension, menstrual dysfunction as well as dysthymia, depressive and anxiety disorders, or substance misuse and abuse. In comparison with those who are unaffected, adolescents with partial ED are at higher risk of evolving into full ED. However, most of them evolve into spontaneous remission. Adolescents with partial ED engaged, over a period of several months, in potentially unhealthy weight-control practices, suffering from intense fear of gaining weight and a disturbed body weight/image should be offered therapeutic support. CONCLUSION: Future research should focus on the exact delineation of various subtypes of clinical presentations in partial ED and on evidence-based treatment and follow-up of these various situations. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16227132/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1054-139X(05)00098-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -