Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Scott J Crow, Elke D. Eckert

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The most widespread eating disorders, AN and BN, are potentially serious disorders with high morbidity and mortality primarily affecting young females. The disorders are related; often there are no clear boundaries between the two disorders. Recent advances have been made in defining the interplay of risk factors leading to the disorders. These include various biologic and genetic factors, such as personality and comorbid psychiatric symptoms. Although there have also been advances in the treatment of the disorders, much more research is needed, particularly in AN, to define effective treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Medical Basis of Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781493925285
ISBN (Print)9781493925278
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Anorexia
  • Binge eating
  • Binge-purge
  • Bulimia
  • Eating disorders


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