Full-syndrome, partial-syndrome and subclinical eating disorders : an epidemiological study of female students in Southern Italy.
We screened a sample of 919 female students, aged 13-19 years, by means of the EDI 2 and GHQ-28 questionnaires.
Those students identified as being at risk for an eating disorder (281 subjects) underwent a psychiatric interview.
We found 2 cases of full-syndrome anorexia nervosa (0.2%), 21 cases of full-syndrome bulimia nervosa (2.3%) and 2 cases of full-syndrome binge-eating disorder (0.2%). Moreover, 35 girls (3.8%) met the criteria for partial-syndrome and 98 girls (10.7%) fulfilled the criteria for subclinical eating disorders Subjects with partial-syndrome and subclinical eating disorders had higher scores than those with no diagnosis, but lower scores than students with full-syndrome eating disorders, on both the EDI 2 and GHQ-28 questionnaires A follow-up of subjects with partial-syndrome and subclinical eating disorders is now in progress.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble comportement alimentaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Italie, Europe, Forme clinique, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eating disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Italy, Europe, Clinical form, Adolescent, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0358598
Code Inist : 002B18C01C. Création : 25/01/1999.