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Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa (SE-AN) and related disorders

This special issue published in Journal of Eating Disorders is dedicated to those patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SE-AN), and those with related disorders. It is hoped that such a special issue focusing entirely upon those with a persistent eating disorder will not only draw attention to this long-suffering group, but also generate new avenues of exploration as well. There is now more than ever before a compelling need to bring new ideas and emerging data to the fore in a timely fashion so that replication of the most promising new data can occur and the ethical considerations be widely debated. Papers for this special issues will be considered that address all aspects of SE-AN and related disorders, including basic science, epidemiology, classification, treatment, prevention, course and outcomes and ethical considerations.

  1. Patients who suffer from anorexia nervosa (AN) are characterized by exceedingly lower body weight, micro- and macro-nutrient deficiencies, and hyposalivation as compared to healthy subjects. In addition, AN ma...

    Authors: Elzbieta Paszynska, Amadeusz Hernik, Agnieszka Slopien, Yves Boucher, Marta Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor, Magdalena Roszak, Karolina Bilska and Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:118
  2. An illness staging model for anorexia nervosa (AN) has received increasing attention, but assessing the merits of this concept is dependent on empirically examining a model in clinical samples. Building on pre...

    Authors: Sarah Maguire, Lois J. Surgenor, Daniel Le Grange, Hubert Lacey, Ross D. Crosby, Scott G. Engel, Kirsty M. Fromholtz, Bryony Bamford and Stephen Touyz
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2017 5:41
  3. Anorexia nervosa is a severe, biologically based brain disorder with significant medical complications. It is critical that new, effective treatments are developed to interrupt the persistent course of the ill...

    Authors: Laura Hill, Stephanie Knatz Peck, Christina E. Wierenga and Walter H. Kaye
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2016 4:31
  4. Patients with severe and enduring eating disorders (SEED) are seriously ill and have a low quality of life. Case management (CM), originally developed for adult patients with severe mental disabilities, has be...

    Authors: M. Molin, Y. von Hausswolff-Juhlin, C. Norring, L. Hagberg and S. A. Gustafsson
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2016 4:24
  5. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is characterized by the maintenance of an undernourished, or starved, state. Persistent restrictive eating, or the recurrent intake of a diet that is inadequate to sustain a healthy weigh...

    Authors: Joanna E. Steinglass and B. Timothy Walsh
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2016 4:19
  6. Therapeutic alliance (TA) has been found to be a significant predictor of outcome for patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SE-AN), accounting for more variance than treatment type. To better und...

    Authors: Colleen Stiles-Shields, Bryony H. Bamford, Stephen Touyz, Daniel Le Grange, Phillipa Hay and Hubert Lacey
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2016 4:13