Journal article

A comparison of eating disorder symptomatology, psychological distress and psychosocial function between early, typical and later onset anorexia nervosa

Zoe M Jenkins, Lior M Chait, Leonardo Cistullo, David J Castle

Journal of Eating Disorders | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Objective Epidemiological studies suggest that the incidence of anorexia nervosa (AN) is increasing in younger populations, with some evidence that clinical differences occur according to age of onset (AOO), which may impact prognostic outcomes. The current study sought to compare eating disorder (ED) symptomatology, psychological distress and psychosocial function between early onset (EO), typical onset (TO) and later onset (LO) AN in a large sample of treatment-seeking patients with a diagnosis of AN. Methods Participants included 249 individuals with a diagnosis of AN who ..

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