Journal article

Differences between Australian adolescents with eating disorder symptoms who are in treatment or not in treatment for an eating disorder

Nora Trompeter, Kay Bussey, Miriam K Forbes, Jonathan Mond, Phillipa Hay, Christopher Basten, Mandy Goldstein, Christopher Thornton, Gabriella Heruc, Susan Byrne, Scott Griffiths, Alexandra Lonergan, Stephen Touyz, Deborah Mitchison

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mental health problems frequently occur during adolescence, however, few adolescents seek treatment for these problems, especially for eating disorders. The current study aimed to quantify how adolescents in a clinical sample (ie, those receiving treatment for an eating disorder), differ in terms of psychological factors (eating disorder symptoms and psychological distress), compared to adolescents with eating pathology in a community sample (ie, those not receiving treatment). METHOD: Data were used from a community sample of adolescents with eating disorder pathology who have not sought treatment (n = 1011) and a clinical sample of adolescents presenting at eating disorder serv..

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