Dr Kate Stein MBBS BSc MRCPsych
Dr Kate Stein a child and adolescent psychiatrist working in Oxford, and an academic clinical fellow at the University of Oxford. My research has focused on recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) because it is common, yet poorly managed, usually with no identifiable disease pathology. I analysed the 'Children of the 90s' prospective cohort and showed that childhood RAP is risk marker for adolescent anxiety and depression. More recently, I analysed this cohort to show that childhood RAP may be associated with disordered eating in adolescence. I have also explored the pain beliefs of young children with RAP using qualitative methods. I am currently applying for further funding to explore how we can improve access to & outcomes from psychological treatments for childhood RAP.
Do children with recurrent abdominal pain grow up to become adolescents who control their weight by fasting? Results from a UK population-based cohort
Stein K. et al, (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS