Typology of patients with behavioral addictions or eating disorders during a one-year period of care: Exploring similarities of trajectory using growth mixture modeling coupled with latent class analysis

Marion Montourcy, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Julie Caillon, Juliette Leboucher, Morgane Rousselet, Marie Grall-Bronnec, Gaëlle Challet-Bouju, Marc Potenza
2018 PLoS ONE  
Objectives Addictions are not restricted to substance-use disorders, and it is now widely recognized that they also include behavioral addictions. Certain individuals with eating disorders also experiment their disorder as an addiction. The objective was to identify typologies of patients presenting with various behavioral addictions or eating disorders according to their evolution within the framework of care, and to specify the factors associated with the differential clinical trajectories.
more » ... cal trajectories. Conclusions The typology obtained brings interesting findings to propose patient-centered care strategies adapted to these disorders. Because the typology was independent from the type of disorder, it supports the general concept of behavioral addictions, and the similarities between eating disorders and behavioral addictions. The relevance of this model should be further examined in future studies. Typology of patients with behavioral addictions or eating disorders during a one-year period of care PLOS ONE | https://doi.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207398 fatcat:ayqyj247bjc4xap25q5rpsebfm