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Saturday June 11, 2011

Is Childhood OCD an Indicator of Food Issues in Later Years?

Researchers at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s (SLaM) OCD Service in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) have discovered an increase in the development of eating disorders in children who were previously diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

A new study found that nearly one in ten children who had OCD later went on to develop an eating disorder, a higher statistic than is found in those without OCD. Dr. Nadia Micali, of the IoP of King’s College in London, and colleagues tracked 126 children and their parents for as many as nine years to gather their data.

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