Feeding Disorders of Infancy: A Longitudinal Study to Middle Childhood

Volume 45, Issue 2

About the Course:

Evaluate over time feeding behavior and emotional-behavioral functioning in a sample of children diagnosed with Infantile Anorexia (IA) and a group of typically developing children; and to investigate the relationship between maternal psychological functioning and the children’s feeding patterns and emotional-behavioral functioning.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

March 2012


Massimo Ammaniti, MD; Loredana Lucarelli, PsyD; Silvia Cimino, PhD; Francesca D'Olimpio, PhD; Irene Chatoor, MD

Recommended For:

This article is recommended for psychologists who seek knowledge about the longitudinal outcome of early feeding disorders and about the impact of infantile anorexia and maternal psychopathology on child emotional-adjustment during development.

Course Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the longitudinal course of infantile anorexia in both eating behavior and emotional-adjustment during development.

  2. Assess the impact of maternal psychopathological risk factors upon the outcome of infantile anorexia.

  3. Interpret the risk that infantile anorexia might evolve in emotional and behavioral problems in children.

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