Dominique Meilleur

Dominique Meilleur
Université de Montréal | UdeM · Department of Psychology

PhD Psychology

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Introduction
Dominique Meilleur currently works at the Dept of Psychology, Université de Montréal. Research interests in Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Adolescence, Therapeutic alliance. Current projects are : Profils chez les patientes avec anorexie mentale: étude multicentrique, Expérience des proches d’adolescent(e)s avec un TCA, Image corporelle, caractéristiques individuelles, victimisation, pressions sociales et orientation sexuelle chez des adolescents et chez des jeunes hommes,
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June 2008 - present
Université de Montréal
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  • Professor

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Publications (54)
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Purpose . Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a severe chronic disorder and parents’ experience of caregiving is usually marked by emotional distress and burden. Severe chronic psychiatric disorders are known to be linked with the concept of grief. Grief has not been investigated in AN. The aim of this study was to examine parents’ and adolescents’ characteri...
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L’étude vise à évaluer la présence et l’intensité des préoccupations quant à l’image corporelle, au poids et à l’alimentation ainsi que des restrictions alimentaires chez des femmes enceintes et à identifier chez elles des caractéristiques qui y sont liées. Une majorité rapporte des préoccupations : 4 à 10 % atteignent un seuil clinique. L’indice d...
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Résumé Buts de l’étude Plusieurs auteurs identifient la motivation au changement comme un aspect important de l’intervention auprès d’individus atteints d’anorexie mentale. Le Anorexia Nervosa Stages of Change Questionnaire (ANSOCQ) a été développé afin d’évaluer la motivation à changer spécifiquement chez cette population. Cette étude visait à va...
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Body changes concerns and body image dissatisfaction are common during pregnancy. We aimed to examine whether health care professionals (HCPs): (i) believe that women are concerned about body image during pregnancy; (ii) consider it important to question, support, and intervene when pregnant women express body image concerns; (iii) feel comfortable...
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Résumé But de l’étude L’alliance de travail est un prédicteur important des résultats de l’intervention auprès d’adultes et d’adolescents. L’établissement de l’alliance de travail avec les adolescents pose certains défis particuliers, notamment parce que la consultation est fréquemment initiée par un tiers, que leur motivation à changer est souven...
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Background A better understanding of the individual difficulties reported by adolescents presenting with anorexia nervosa seems like an interesting avenue to refine our understanding of their psychological functioning. Objective This study aimed to: (1) describe the behavioral and affective profile of difficulties of inpatient adolescent girls pre...
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The aim of this study was to better understand the relationship between parents’ experience of caregiving and expressed emotion during the early stage of their child’s eating disorder. Fifty mothers and 38 fathers of adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa and hospitalized for the first time participated in this study. They completed the Experi...
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Few studies have examined how the perceived quality of multiple interpersonal relationships is related to eating disorder (ED) symptom severity in adolescents and how psychological variables might influence these associations. The aim of this study is to determine whether the perceived level of trust, communication, and alienation in the relationsh...
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Conclusions: Ces résultats contribuent à remettre en question la compréhension actuelle de l'anorexie mentale prépubère ainsi que la capacité des patients prépubères à rapporter leurs difficultés, ce qui souligne l'importance d'avoir recours à plusieurs répondants lors de l'établissement de profils cliniques.
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Résumé But de l’étude Cette étude poursuit trois objectifs. Le premier vise à décrire la répartition, à travers les différents stades de motivation au changement, d’un groupe d’adolescentes hospitalisées pour une anorexie mentale (AM) de type restrictif. Le second propose d’examiner le lien entre l’intensité du trouble et le niveau de motivation a...
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Inappropriate attitudes regarding eating, weight and shape and dysfunctional eating in pregnancy: an exploratory study OBJECTIVE : To evaluate inappropriate attitudes and eating behaviours (IAEB) in pregnant women, identify the prevalence of eating disorder (ED) and verify if the presence of IAEB is associated with features of their own history as...
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L’objectif de cet article est de dresser un portrait de l’état des connaissances des études qualitatives et quantitatives portant sur l’expérience subjective des aidants naturels de personnes atteintes d’un trouble de la conduite alimentaire. L’analyse des résultats des 26 articles sélectionnés fait ressortir trois grands thèmes : l’expérience subj...
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Body image dissatisfaction (BID) is common among adolescent girls and is associated with the development of various psychological disorders. Physical activity (PA) is correlated with several psychological benefits and appears to be a promising variable that could change the BID. However, research findings show contradictory links between PA practic...
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Plus de la moitié des délinquants sexuels adultes admettent avoir commis un premier délit de nature sexuelle avant l’âge de 18 ans. De plus, comme les adolescents sont responsables de près de 30 % des agressions sexuelles déclarées, il importe de mieux connaître leurs caractéristiques. La présente étude a pour objectif de décrire une cohorte regrou...
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The objective of this study is to compare the intensity of inappropriate eating behaviors and attitudes (IEBA) and the prevalence of eating disorders (ED) found in adolescent athletes practicing aesthetic elite sport (synchronized swimming, figure skating, ballet) to those found in adolescent practicing some or none physical activity.
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Objective This study aimed to describe psychological, sociodemographic and somatic characteristics of all children aged 8–12 years who received treatments for eating disorders on a pediatric unit of a University Health Centre during a period of 15 years. Methods We reviewed the medical records of 215 children with a detailed grid. Descriptive stat...
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Anorexia nervosa has been the target of many research efforts. However, the latest studies, are mainly focused on female subjects. The literature on males with anorexia nervosa is currently emerging. This review of literature suggests pooling knowledge about male anorexia nervosa that can be extracted from the literature over a period of 15 years....
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Bien que la psychothérapie psychanalytique de groupe soit reconnue comme étant un mode d’intervention particulièrement approprié pour la clientèle adolescente, le développement de cette pratique fait face à des limites considérables. Notamment, les aménagements portés au cadre thérapeutique y sont nombreux et pour plusieurs basés sur le pragmatisme...
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For several decades, the use of psychotropic medication has either been regarded as a medical issue or an example of the medicalization of social problems. As the publication in 2005 of a knowledge synthesis on conduct disorder in children and adolescents and the reply of the «Pas de zéro de conduite» collaboration (literally: No F for Conduct) was...
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Background Binge eating (BE) has long been identified as a correlate of overweight and obesity. However, less empirical attention has been given to overeating with and without loss of control (LOC) in nonclinical samples. Purpose The goal of the present study was to examine the association of (1) established correlates of BE, namely, weight and sha...
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The presence of eating disorders in adults and adolescents has long been recognized; their identification in children aged between 8 and 13 years is more recent. The emergence of eating problems among this age group is noted by clinicians and researchers 0015, 0025, 0060, 0065 and 0070. Some authors have deepened their research with those clients t...
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North American epidemiological studies establish that 50% of young people in need of protection and child welfare have received mental health diagnoses. In the juvenile justice system, it seems that 50% to 60% of young offenders respond positively to some criteria for a mental disorder. The extent of use of services related to mental health by fost...
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Body image distortion is one core symptom of anorexia nervosa. However, little is known concerning its fluctuation over time. This paper pursues two objectives: (1) to assess body image distortion change during inpatient treatment of adolescent girls with restrictive anorexia nervosa (n=10), and (2) to identify associations between this change and...

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1) Évaluer les préoccupations liées à l'image corporelle et à l'alimentation chez des femmes enceintes
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1) Examiner les liens entre ces divers facteurs 2) Comparer les résultats selon les genres
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1) Examiner les liens entre diverses caractéristiques individuelles chez des adolescentes soignées pour un TCA 2) Examiner caractéristiques personnelles des parents d'adolescentes soignées pour un TCA