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Eating disorders in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Authors
  • Raymond, N C
  • Chang, P N
  • Crow, S J
  • Mitchell, J E
  • Dieperink, B S
  • Beck, M M
  • Crosby, R D
  • Clawson, C C
  • Warwick, W J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of adolescence
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
359–363
Identifiers
PMID: 10837114
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study was designed to examine rates of eating disorders and psychopathology in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Fifty-eight CF patients and 43 healthy control participants were evaluated using structured psychiatric interviews and rating scales. Two control participants and no CF patients were diagnosed with an eating disorder. Additionally, 11 CF patients were diagnosed with one or more psychiatric disorders. Group means on the rating scales did not show clinically meaningful elevations in either group. These data indicate no evidence for elevated rates of eating disorders in CF patients. Similarly, rates of other psychiatric disorders in the CF group were not greater than the prevalence reported in the general population.

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