Differences in body mass index trajectories of adolescent psychiatric inpatients by sex, age, diagnosis and medication: an exploratory longitudinal, mixed effects analysis

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Open Access paper from our CAMH journal

Background – Adolescents in secure psychiatric care typically report high obesity rates. However, longitudinal research exploring the rate and extent of change is sparse. This study aimed to analyse sex differences in longitudinal body mass index (BMI) change for adolescents receiving treatment in a secure psychiatric hospital.

Authors; Justine Anthony, William Johnson, Anthony Papathomas, Kieran Breen, Florence-Emilie Kinnafick

First published: 07 July 2022


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