Anne E Becker

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Television, disordered eating, and young women in Fiji: negotiating body image and identity during rapid social change
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Boston, MA, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 28:533-59. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Eating behaviours and attitudes following prolonged exposure to television among ethnic Fijian adolescent girls
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 180:509-14. 2002
  3. pmc Social network media exposure and adolescent eating pathology in Fiji
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 198:43-50. 2011
  4. pmc Adaptation and evaluation of the Clinical Impairment Assessment to assess disordered eating related distress in an adolescent female ethnic Fijian population
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:179-86. 2010
  5. pmc Validity and reliability of a Fijian translation and adaptation of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:171-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Clarifying criteria for cognitive signs and symptoms for eating disorders in DSM-V
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:611-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Should non-fat-phobic anorexia nervosa be included in DSM-V?
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:620-35. 2009
  8. pmc A qualitative study of perceived social barriers to care for eating disorders: perspectives from ethnically diverse health care consumers
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:633-47. 2010
  9. pmc Youth health-risk behavior assessment in Fiji: the reliability of Global School-based Student Health Survey content adapted for ethnic Fijian girls
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ethn Health 15:181-97. 2010
  10. pmc Development of a measure of "acculturation" for ethnic Fijians: methodologic and conceptual considerations for application to eating disorders research
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 47:754-88. 2010

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Television, disordered eating, and young women in Fiji: negotiating body image and identity during rapid social change
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Boston, MA, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 28:533-59. 2004
    ..Understanding vulnerability to images and values imported with media will be critical to preventing disordered eating and, potentially, other youth risk behaviors in this population, as well as other populations at risk...
  2. ncbi request reprint Eating behaviours and attitudes following prolonged exposure to television among ethnic Fijian adolescent girls
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 180:509-14. 2002
    ..There are no published studies evaluating the impact of introduction of television on disordered eating in media-naïve populations...
  3. pmc Social network media exposure and adolescent eating pathology in Fiji
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 198:43-50. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether indirect media exposure--such as the proliferation of media exposure in an individual's social network--is also associated with eating disorders...
  4. pmc Adaptation and evaluation of the Clinical Impairment Assessment to assess disordered eating related distress in an adolescent female ethnic Fijian population
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:179-86. 2010
    ..This study evaluates psychometric properties of a translated and adapted version of the Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA) in an ethnic Fijian population...
  5. pmc Validity and reliability of a Fijian translation and adaptation of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:171-8. 2010
    ..Assessment of disordered eating has uncertain validity across culturally diverse populations. This study evaluated Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) performance in an ethnic Fijian study population...
  6. doi request reprint Clarifying criteria for cognitive signs and symptoms for eating disorders in DSM-V
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:611-9. 2009
    ..This article reviews literature relevant to challenges in clinical ascertainment of cognitively-based diagnostic criteria of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) to examine whether revision might enhance their clinical utility...
  7. doi request reprint Should non-fat-phobic anorexia nervosa be included in DSM-V?
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:620-35. 2009
    ..This review evaluates whether data support modification of the requirement for intense fear of weight gain to meet AN criterion B in DSM-V...
  8. pmc A qualitative study of perceived social barriers to care for eating disorders: perspectives from ethnically diverse health care consumers
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:633-47. 2010
    ..The study aim was to identify and describe health consumer perspectives on social barriers to care for eating disorders in an ethnically diverse sample...
  9. pmc Youth health-risk behavior assessment in Fiji: the reliability of Global School-based Student Health Survey content adapted for ethnic Fijian girls
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ethn Health 15:181-97. 2010
    ..This study reports test-retest reliability for GSHS content adapted for a female adolescent ethnic Fijian study sample in Fiji...
  10. pmc Development of a measure of "acculturation" for ethnic Fijians: methodologic and conceptual considerations for application to eating disorders research
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 47:754-88. 2010
    ..We suggest multidimensional measures of acculturation are optimal--and socio-demographic proxies inadequate--for characterization of this complex process for health research...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cross-ethnic differences in eating disorder symptoms and related distress
    Debra L Franko
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:156-64. 2007
    ..This study investigated ethnic differences in the frequency of eating disorder symptoms and related distress in a U.S. college-based eating disorders screening program...
  12. ncbi request reprint Binge eating and binge eating disorder in a small-scale, indigenous society: the view from Fiji
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 34:423-31. 2003
    ..No published studies to date have explored BED in small-scale, indigenous, or developing societies. The current study investigated the prevalence and correlates of binge eating in a community sample of Fijian women living in rural Fiji...
  13. ncbi request reprint Disclosure patterns of eating and weight concerns to clinicians, educational professionals, family, and peers
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 38:18-23. 2005
    ..The current study investigated disclosure of eating and weight concerns to professionals, peers, and family...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in prevalence of overweight and in body image among Fijian women between 1989 and 1998
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, WAC 816, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Obes Res 13:110-7. 2005
    ..To investigate changes in prevalence of overweight and obesity and in body image among ethnic Fijian women in Fiji during a period of rapid social change and the relationship between changes in body image and BMI...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and differential access to care for eating disorder symptoms
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 33:205-12. 2003
    ..The impact of ethnicity on access to health care for eating disorder symptoms among participants in the 1996 National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) was examined in two studies...
  16. doi request reprint Motivation to change among residential treatment patients with an eating disorder: assessment of the multidimensionality of motivation and its relation to treatment outcome
    Sherrie S Delinsky
    Klarman Eating Disorders Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:340-8. 2011
    ..To examine the multidimensional nature of motivation to change in an adolescent sample in residential eating disorder (ED) treatment and relate it to outcome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention for eating disorders: the impact of education, screening, and referral in a college-based screening program
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 36:157-62. 2004
    ..The current study assessed the impact of the NEDSP on participants...
  18. ncbi request reprint Breakfast skipping as a risk correlate of overweight and obesity in school-going ethnic Fijian adolescent girls
    Jonas J Thompson-McCormick
    Eating Disorders Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 19:372-82. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Facets of acculturation and their diverse relations to body shape concern in Fiji
    Anne E Becker
    Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:42-50. 2007
    ..The present study examines the relation between acculturation and body shape concern in Fiji--a society undergoing rapid social change...
  20. pmc Oxytocin secretion is associated with severity of disordered eating psychopathology and insular cortex hypoactivation in anorexia nervosa
    Elizabeth A Lawson
    Neuroendocrine Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E1898-908. 2012
    ..The relationships between oxytocin, food-motivation neurocircuitry, and disordered eating psychopathology have not been investigated in humans...
  21. ncbi request reprint Genes and/or jeans?: Genetic and socio-cultural contributions to risk for eating disorders
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Addict Dis 23:81-103. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the data supporting both socio-cultural and genetic contributions for eating disorders and suggests productive future strategies for continuing to unravel their likely multiple and complex interactions...
  22. pmc Comparative prevalence, correlates of impairment, and service utilization for eating disorders across US ethnic groups: Implications for reducing ethnic disparities in health care access for eating disorders
    Luana Marques
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:412-20. 2011
    ..The study compared the prevalence, correlates of functional impairment, and service utilization for eating disorders across Latinos, Asians, and African Americans living in the United States to non-Latino Whites...
  23. ncbi request reprint Interpretation and use of weight information in the evaluation of eating disorders: counselor response to weight information in a National Eating Disorders Educational and Screening Program
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 37:38-43. 2005
    ..The current study investigated whether weight data were used appropriately in making recommendations for further care in the first National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of risk factors for eating disorders in adolescent girls: learning from practice
    Catherine Steiner-Adair
    Harvard Eating Disorders Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 32:401-11. 2002
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness and feasibility of a primary prevention program for risk factors for eating disorders in adolescent girls...
  25. ncbi request reprint Outpatient management of eating disorders in adults
    Anne E Becker
    Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital WAC 816, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Curr Womens Health Rep 3:221-9. 2003
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  26. doi request reprint How do eating disorder specialist clinicians apply DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in routine clinical practice? Implications for enhancing clinical utility in DSM-5
    Jennifer J Thomas
    Klarman Eating Disorders Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 178:511-7. 2010
    ..Moreover, infrequent subtype application on this specialty unit raises questions about the clinical utility of DSM-IV anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa subtypes, even in the context of clinically useful overarching categories...
  27. ncbi request reprint Culture and eating disorders classification
    Anne E Becker
    Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:S111-6. 2007
    ..This paper discusses cultural considerations for classification of eating disorders...
  28. pmc "My Face Is My Fate": biological and psychosocial approaches to the treatment of a woman with obsessions and delusions
    Daphne J Holt
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 11:142-54. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint "Whatever feels good in my soul": body ethics and aesthetics among African American and Latina women
    Lisa R Rubin
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 27:49-75. 2003
    ..Ultimately it is anticipated that this will better illuminate the complex relationships among ethnicity, culture, and risk for body image and eating disorders...
  30. ncbi request reprint New global perspectives on eating disorders
    Anne E Becker
    Cult Med Psychiatry 28:433-7. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of the media on adolescent body image
    Claire V Wiseman
    Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 14:453-71, viii-ix. 2005
    ..Finally, this article discusses possible ways to help adolescents become more active viewers of the media and help prevent the decrease in body esteem that so often occurs during adolescence...