June 21, 2006

Eating Disorders in Schizophrenia

Read more... Schizophrenia Coping

Psychiatric Times - a publication written for psychologists and psychiatrists - has recently covered the issue of eating disorders in schizophrenia.

"eating disorders in patients with schizophrenia have been underappreciated and poorly studied within the traditional diagnostic systems in mental illness. Even when they are recognized, there is often unsubstantiated optimism that eating-related symptoms will disappear as psychosis abates. On the other hand, the psychiatrist may have a speculative skepticism, regarding schizophrenia as encompassing an inability to comply with prescribed ways of living. This may reflect emphasis on overt behaviors in the clinical management of schizophrenia, with less concern about the cognitive drives behind them."

If you are interested in learning more about this topic - read the entire article here: Eating Disorders and Schizophrenia


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