The aim of this study, which was carried out because of the importance of eating disorders (EDs) acquired by the young and the need to organise resources and interventions for patients and their families, was to quantify the increased incidence of EDs arising early in life in order to identify the nosographic classification that best reflects the complexity of the symptoms. Between 2003 and 2008, we assessed 128 subjects aged less than 14 years and observed a constant increase in ED-related problems. Our analysis shows the importance of representative classification criteria suitable for young patients in order to improve diagnosis and therapeutic planning. The need for a specific classification for early childhood is underlined by the fact that comorbidities and overlapping patterns often complicate adequate assessment. ©2010, Editrice Kurtis.

The refusal of food in childhood: From our clinical experience to an evaluation of recent diagnostic classifications

Verrotti, A.;
2010

Abstract

The aim of this study, which was carried out because of the importance of eating disorders (EDs) acquired by the young and the need to organise resources and interventions for patients and their families, was to quantify the increased incidence of EDs arising early in life in order to identify the nosographic classification that best reflects the complexity of the symptoms. Between 2003 and 2008, we assessed 128 subjects aged less than 14 years and observed a constant increase in ED-related problems. Our analysis shows the importance of representative classification criteria suitable for young patients in order to improve diagnosis and therapeutic planning. The need for a specific classification for early childhood is underlined by the fact that comorbidities and overlapping patterns often complicate adequate assessment. ©2010, Editrice Kurtis.
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