Research Agenda for Eating Disorders

Edited by Dwight L. Evans, Edna B. Foa, Raquel E. Gur, Herbert Hendin, Charles P. O'Brien, Martin E.P. Seligman and B. Timothy Walsh

in Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195173642
Published online August 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951024 | DOI:

Series: Adolescent Mental Health Initiative

 Research Agenda for Eating Disorders

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Research on eating disorders has produced a substantial base of knowledge regarding the definitions of eating disorders, their treatment, and their prevention. There are major gaps, however, in our understanding of eating disorders, especially those occurring among adolescents. Most of the research literature on eating disorders has focused on adults, and the findings may not apply to younger individuals. Thus, the research agenda for eating disorders among adolescents is large.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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