Meier2020 - Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in eating disorders, a network investigation

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  • Year read:#read2021
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  • Bibtex: @meier2020
  • Bibliography: Meier, M., Kossakowski, J. J., Jones, P. J., Kay, B., Riemann, B. C., & McNally, R. J. (2020). Obsessive–compulsive symptoms in eating disorders: A network investigation. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(3), 362–371.

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Key takeaways

  • Functional relations between eating disorder and OCD symptoms, n = 303
  • Distinct clusters, few potential bridges between ED and OCD
  • Eating disorder examination questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Y-BOCS self-rated
  • Fear of weight gain was the most central node on expected influence.
  • Interference due to obsessions was the most central symptom in the OCD-cluster

Surprisingly, the many similarities between EDs and OCD did not emerge as strong bridges between syndromes which speak in favor of conceptualizing ED and OCD as distinct disorders