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Eat Weight Disord. 2008 Jun;13(2):e20-4.

An adolescent male with features of EDNOS and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The current article describes the case of a 13-year-old boy with mixed diagnostic features suggestive of Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

METHOD:

A multimodal assessment approach was used to unravel the symptoms in this case. Initial presentation of the case had predominant features of EDNOS, however, obsessive-compulsive disorder features appeared to better explain disordered eating characteristics as the case progressed. In particular, the presence of intrusive images hindered his ability to consume food.

RESULTS:

A variety of psychological approaches, including components of family and cognitive-behavioral strategies had a slight impact on symptoms. Medication seemed to have a more substantial effect.

CONCLUSION:

This rather unique case, which contained features of EDNOS and obsessive compulsive disorder, illustrates the need for an ongoing multimodal assessment and interdisciplinary treatment approach.

PMID:
18612248
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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