Eating Disorders

Abstract

The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa arise from a complex interplay of biological, psychological and social processes, and are an important source of physical and psychosocial morbidity in adolescent girls and young women.

Keywords: anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; obesity; eating; weight

Further Reading

Brownell KD and Fairburn CG (1995) Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook. New York: Guilford Press.

Garner DM and Garfinkel PE (1997) Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders, 2nd edn. New York: Guilford Press.

Lilenfeld LR and Kaye WH (1998) Genetic studies of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In: Hoek HW, Treasure JL and Katzman MA (eds) Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, pp. 169–194. Chichester, UK: Wiley.

van Hoeken D, Lucas AR and Hoek HW (1998) Epidemiology. In: Hoek HW, Treasure JL and Katzman MA (eds) Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, pp. 97–126. Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Wilson GT and Fairburn CG (1998) Treatments for eating disorders. In: Nathan PE and Gorman JM (eds) A Guide to Treatments that Work, pp. 501–530. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Fairburn, Christopher G(Apr 2001) Eating Disorders. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002302]