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The use of alternative delivery systems and new technologies in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15282683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current article is to review the literature regarding the use of alternative delivery systems, such as telemedicine, and new technologies, such as the use of hand-held computers, in the treatment of patients with eating disorders. METHOD: The literature is reviewed in the following areas: self-help (supervised and unsupervised), telemedicine, telephone therapy, e-mail, internet, computer software, CD-ROMs, portable computers, and virtual reality techniques. RESULTS: A growing literature suggests a number of alternative delivery systems hold promise, in particular permitting patients to access services who otherwise would not be able to receive treatment. Although most of these areas are early in their development, a growing literature supports the utility of several of these approaches. DISCUSSION: Although the literature in this area is limited, and the research base is small, a number of these technologies appear to hold substantial promise for the treatment of patients with eating disorders.
Authors:
Tricia Cook Myers; Lorraine Swan-Kremeier; Stephen Wonderlich; Kathy Lancaster; James E Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0276-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-29     Completed Date:  2004-11-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, North Dakota 58103, USA. tmyers@nrifargo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Computers*
Eating Disorders / therapy*
Humans
Internet / instrumentation*
Software
Telemedicine / instrumentation*
User-Computer Interface*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 MH/DK58820/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH59100/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH59674/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH66287/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01DK61973/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS

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