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Prevalence and characteristics of binge eating in an adolescent community sample.

Lien Goossens (UGent) , Bart Soenens (UGent) and Caroline Braet (UGent)
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The objective of this article was to investigate the prevalence and psychological correlates of binge eating among adolescents. Self-report questionnaires were administered to a community sample of 708 adolescents (Mage=14 years). Adolescents reporting loss of control over eating (17% of the sample) reported more eating pathology and more general maladjustment compared to those without loss of control. The combined presence of subjective and objective binge episodes was related to the most severe pattern of eating pathology. The results suggest that loss of control over eating is a relatively frequent experience among adolescents from the general population and it is related to eating pathology and maladjustment.
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DISORDER EXAMINATION QUESTIONNAIRE, SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE, OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN, BULIMIA-NERVOSA, OBESE CHILDREN, RISK-FACTORS, BODY-FAT, BEHAVIORS, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, GIRLS

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Goossens, Lien, Bart Soenens, and Caroline Braet. 2009. “Prevalence and Characteristics of Binge Eating in an Adolescent Community Sample.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 38 (3): 342–353.
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Goossens, Lien, Soenens, B., & Braet, C. (2009). Prevalence and characteristics of binge eating in an adolescent community sample. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY, 38(3), 342–353.
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Goossens L, Soenens B, Braet C. Prevalence and characteristics of binge eating in an adolescent community sample. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY. PHILADELPHIA ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC INC-TAYLOR & FRANCIS; 2009;38(3):342–53.
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Goossens, Lien, Bart Soenens, and Caroline Braet. “Prevalence and Characteristics of Binge Eating in an Adolescent Community Sample.” JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY 38.3 (2009): 342–353. Print.
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  author       = {Goossens, Lien and Soenens, Bart and Braet, Caroline},
  issn         = {1537-4416},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {DISORDER EXAMINATION QUESTIONNAIRE,SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE,OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN,BULIMIA-NERVOSA,OBESE CHILDREN,RISK-FACTORS,BODY-FAT,BEHAVIORS,PSYCHOPATHOLOGY,GIRLS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {342--353},
  publisher    = {LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC INC-TAYLOR & FRANCIS},
  title        = {Prevalence and characteristics of binge eating in an adolescent community sample.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374410902851697},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2009},
}

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