Abbreviations

Publication Details

A&E

Accident and emergency

AGREE

Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation

APA

American Psychiatric Association

BED

Binge eating disorder

BMI

Body mass index

BPS

British Psychological Society

CAMHS

Child and adolescent mental health services

CAT

Cognitive analytic therapy

CBT

Cognitive behaviour therapy

CEBMH

Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health

CEFAHP

Clinical Effectiveness Forum for the Allied Health Professions

CEMH

Centre for Economics in Mental Health

CHAI

Commission for Health Care, Audit and Improvement

CI

Confidence interval

CMR

Crude mortality rate

CORE

British Psychological Society Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness

COT

College of Occupational Therapists

CRU

Royal College of Psychiatrists College Research Unit

DHEA

Dehyroepiandosterone

DSM-IV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth edition

EAT

Eating attitudes test

EDE

Eating disorders examination

EDI

Eating disorders inventory

EDNOS

Eating disorders not otherwise specified

EDSIG

Eating disorders special interest group

EEG

Electroencephalography

ERP

Exposure with response prevention

GDG

Guideline development group

GSH

Guided self-help

ICD10

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition

IoP

Institute of Psychiatry

IPT

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

MANOVA

Multivariate analysis of variance

MAOI

Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors

N

Number of studies

n

Number of participants

NCCMH

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

NG

Nasogastric

NICAPS

National Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Study

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NNT

Number needed to treat

OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

OR

Odds ratio

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PSH

Pure self-help

RCGP

Royal College of General Practitioners

RCN

Royal College of Nursing

RCT

Randomised controlled trials

RCPsych

Royal College of Psychiatrists

RPS

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

RR

Relative risk, risk ratio

SCIE

Social Care Institute of Excellence

SMR

Standardised Mortality Rate

SSRI

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

TPN

Total parenteral nutrition

WHO

World Health Organisation