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Studies of the epidemiology of bulimia nervosa.

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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 s...

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10.1176/ajp.147.4.401

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
American journal of psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
147
Issue:
4
Pages:
401-408
Publication date:
1990-04-01
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
Language:
English
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uuid:245d65b0-6a1b-4356-bf8c-491a9ae5b23f
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pubs:205454
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205454
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2012-12-19

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