Eating disorders in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Zeeni, Nadine
dc.contributor.author Doumit, Rita
dc.contributor.author Safieddine, Hiba
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T13:54:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T13:54:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-02-28
dc.identifier.issn 0010-3853 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5289
dc.description.abstract Research in the field of eating disorders (ED) is limited in the Middle East. The aim of the present study was to profile Lebanese ED outpatients. A mixed-method design was used. Clinicians across Lebanon filled individual questionnaires about their 2013 ED outpatients (n = 104) and participated in focus groups. Results showed that bulimia nervosa was the most prevalent ED (46.1 %) followed by anorexia nervosa (39.4 %) and binge eating (14.4 %). The emerging socio-demographic profile of the Lebanese ED patient was that of a single female young adult of middle to high socio-economic status with severe ED symptoms (amenorrhea, multiple purging behaviors) and depression. Also, there was a general delay in seeking help which made patient recovery more difficult. The present study emphasizes the critical need for a public health approach to ED awareness and could help in developing preventive and remedial educational programs targeting youth in Lebanon and the Middle East. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Eating disorders in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle directions for public health action en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.school SON
dc.author.idnumber 201000400 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200810 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Community Mental Health Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 53 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 117-125 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-015-9917-x en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zeeni, N., Safieddine, H., & Doumit, R. (2017). Eating Disorders in Lebanon: Directions for Public Health Action. Community mental health journal, 53(1), 117-125. en_US
dc.author.email nadine.zeeni@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10597-015-9917-x en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-2751 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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