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Body dysmorphic disorder and nonweight‐related body image concerns in individuals with eating disorders

This study therefore investigates BDD prevalence and nonweight‐related appearance concerns in EDs.
Method:One hundred individuals with EDs (49 inpatients with anorexia nervosa, 51 inpatients with bulimia nervosa) completed structured diagnostic interviews and self‐report questionnaires.
Results:Twelve individuals with EDs (12.0%) suffered from comorbid BDD, with their body dysmorphic concerns being unrelated to weight and shape. BDD lifetime‐prevalence was 15.0%. There was a high prevalence of dissatisfaction with nonweight‐related body features such as skin, hair, teeth, nose, and height (20.8 to 53.5%).
Discussion:Findings indicate that BDD is a frequent comorbid disorder in individuals with EDs. Furthermore, along with weight and body shape, nonweight‐related appearance concer…

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Myotonic dystrophy type 1, daytime sleepiness and REM sleep dysregulation

Summary: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), or Steinert’s disease, is the most common adult-onset form of muscular dystrophy. DM1 also constitutes the neuromuscular condition with the most significant sleep disorders including excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), central and obstructive sleep apneas, restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic leg movements in wake (PLMW) and periodic leg movements in sleep (PLMS) as well as nocturnal and diurnal rapid eye movement (REM) sleep dysregulation. EDS is the most frequent non-muscular complaint in DM1, being present in about 70–80% of patients. Different phenotypes of sleep-related problems may mimic several sleep disorders, including idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy without cataplexy, sleep apnea syndrome, and periodic leg movement disorder. Subj…

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