Psychopharmacology of eating disorders in children and adolescents.
Summary of "Psychopharmacology of eating disorders in children and adolescents."
Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses that often present during adolescence and young adulthood. They are associated with medical as well as psychological disturbances, and pediatricians play an important role in their identification, diagnosis, and management. There has been a paucity of treatment research that specifically focuses on children and adolescents with eating disorders. This article reviews the scientific evidence for the use of psychotropic medication in the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders.
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Pediatric clinics of North America
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21281852
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2010.11.001
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Feeding And Eating Disorders Of Childhood
Mental disorders related to feeding and eating that are usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood.
A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, DEPRESSION, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with BULIMIA NERVOSA or ANOREXIA NERVOSA. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
A group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in appetite or food intake.
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