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Title: 'Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek' - an eating disorder and obesity service in Malta
Authors: Falzon Aquilina, Francesca
Grech, Anton
Zerafa, Darleen
Agius, Mark
Voon, Valerie
Keywords: Eating disorders -- Malta
Eating disorders -- Malta -- Case studies
Dar Kenn ghal Sahhtek (Imtarfa, Malta)
Eating disorders -- Prevention
Bulimia -- Malta
Obesity -- Malta
Obesity -- Prevention -- Malta
Compulsive eating -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Medicinska Naklada Zagreb
Citation: Falzon Aquilina, F., Grech, A., Zerafa, D., Agius, M., & Voon, V. (2015). 'Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek' - an eating disorder and obesity service in Malta. Psychiatria Danubina, 27(1), 526-529.
Abstract: This paper will describe the incidence of eating disorders, with particular focus on obesity and binge eating, within the Island of Malta. The development of and ‘Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek’, the first centre for eating disorders in Malta will then be recounted, and the effective therapeutic interventions provided in it will be described. One important function of this unit is the treatment of excessive obesity. Some epidemiological data on the Obese Patients in DKS, relating to the incidence of Binge Eating Disorder in the DKS patient group will be given. This data was collected during a collaboritive research project between the Psychiatry Department of Cambridge University and ‘Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek’.
ISSN: 0353-5053
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