Subtyping Youth With Loss of Control Eating Predicts Psychosocial Impairment

Time and Location
Poster Session III - Board: III-062
Friday May 23, 2008, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall

Andrea B. Goldschmidt
Washington University in St. Louis

Marian Tanofsky-Kraff
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Lien Goossens
Ghent University

Kamryn T. Eddy
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Ringham
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Susan Z. Yanovski
National Institutes of Health

Caroline Braet
Ghent University

Marsha D. Marcus
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Denise E. Wilfley
Washington University School of Medicine

Jack A. Yanovski
National Institutes of Health

Subtyping youth with loss of control eating along negative affect and dietary restraint dimensions appears to be valid and clinically useful. Compared to a pure dietary restraint subtype, a subtype characterized by dietary restraint/high negative affect displayed increased shape and weight concerns and had higher rates of parent-reported problems.

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Laura L. Carstensen