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Clinicians’ views on working with anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorder comorbidity: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, August 2017
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7 news outlets
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63 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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Title
Clinicians’ views on working with anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorder comorbidity: a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1455-3
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Authors

Emma Kinnaird, Caroline Norton, Kate Tchanturia

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) form a relatively common comorbidity, with poorer illness outcomes and poorer responses to treatments for AN compared to individuals without ASD. However, the treatment of this comorbidity remains poorly understood: no research to date has examined how clinicians currently approach treating AN/ASD. This study aimed to explore the experiences of clinicians working with comorbid AN/ASD using qualitative methods in order to identify areas for future improvement. Interviews with individual clinicians (n = 9) were carried out and explored using thematic analysis. The findings suggest that many clinicians lack confidence in treating this comorbidity, which requires specific changes to treatment to accommodate the issues raised by comorbid ASD. At present, any adaptations to treatment are based on the previous experience of individual clinicians, rather than representing a systematic approach. Further research is needed to empirically assess potential treatment modifications for this group and to establish guidelines for best clinical practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 103 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 19%
Student > Bachelor 16 16%
Researcher 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 41 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 25 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 106. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 November 2022.
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#335,546
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