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Binge-eating and self-induced vomiting in the community. A preliminary study.

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This study examined by questionnaire the prevalence of binge-eating and self-induced vomiting among a sample of 369 consecutive attenders at a family planning clinic. 20.9 per cent reported current episodes of uncontrollable and excessive eating ('binges'), 2.9 per cent currently induced vomiting as a means of weight control; and 4.9 per cent reported using laxatives. Binge-eating and self-induced vomiting were strongly associated with disturbed attitudes to food, eating, body weight and shap...

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10.1192/bjp.142.2.139

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
142
Issue:
FEB
Pages:
139-144
Publication date:
1983-02-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:5a39807a-8901-4181-b482-d978e048ab3a
Source identifiers:
205475
Local pid:
pubs:205475

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