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Binge-eating, self-induced vomiting and laxative abuse: a community study.

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Following a television documentary on bulimia nervosa, people who thought that they had this type of eating problem were asked to complete a confidential questionnaire. 579 women who fulfilled self-report diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa were thereby identified. These women closely resembled patients with bulimia nervosa, although the age range was wider. They had grossly disturbed eating habits and almost half vomited at least daily. Laxative abuse was also common. Although almost two...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
401-410
Publication date:
1984-05-01
EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
Source identifiers:
205481
Language:
English
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pubs:205481
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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