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Studies of the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa

Studies of the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa Research on the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa has focused largely on the prevalence of the disorder. As methods have improved, consensus has increased regarding the prevalence rate among adolescent and young adult women--about 1%. However, the accuracy of this figure and its clinical significance must be questioned. In this synthesis of the epidemiological work to date, the authors review the literature from a clinical and research perspective. They recommend a shift in emphasis away from studies of the distribution of the disorder toward studies of the determinants of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Psychiatry American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Studies of the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 147 (4): 401 – Apr 1, 1990

Studies of the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 147 (4): 401 – Apr 1, 1990

Abstract

Research on the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa has focused largely on the prevalence of the disorder. As methods have improved, consensus has increased regarding the prevalence rate among adolescent and young adult women--about 1%. However, the accuracy of this figure and its clinical significance must be questioned. In this synthesis of the epidemiological work to date, the authors review the literature from a clinical and research perspective. They recommend a shift in emphasis away from studies of the distribution of the disorder toward studies of the determinants of

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
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Copyright © 1990 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
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0002-953X
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Abstract

Research on the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa has focused largely on the prevalence of the disorder. As methods have improved, consensus has increased regarding the prevalence rate among adolescent and young adult women--about 1%. However, the accuracy of this figure and its clinical significance must be questioned. In this synthesis of the epidemiological work to date, the authors review the literature from a clinical and research perspective. They recommend a shift in emphasis away from studies of the distribution of the disorder toward studies of the determinants of

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American Journal of PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Apr 1, 1990

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