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Maladaptive Eating Patterns in Children

Published:September 29, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.07.009

      Abstract

      Given the increasing frequency of obesity and related maladaptive eating patterns in pediatric populations, health care professionals in a variety of settings must find ways to treat persons who are obese and have maladaptive eating patterns. The authors summarized literature related to binge eating disorder, boredom eating, emotional eating, and night eating syndrome and developed educational handouts designed for children/adolescents and their families who present with these eating problems. These educational handouts may be used by primary care physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other specialists in medical settings. They are free for use in educational purposes, with permission from the authors, but are not intended to replace appropriate health care and follow-up.

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      Biography

      Sarah A. Wildermuth, Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

      Biography

      Glenn R. Mesman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.

      Biography

      Wendy L. Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.