Bulimia nervosa

Christopher G. Fairburn, Zafra Cooper and Rebecca Murphy

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI:
Bulimia nervosa

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The history of the diagnosis bulimia nervosa begins as recently as 1979. Now, three decades later, the diagnosis bulimia nervosa is included in both DSM-IV(4) and ICD-10,(5) its prevalence is established, aspects of its aetiology are beginning to be understood, and much has been learned about its treatment. The chapter classification and diagnosis, clinical features, relationship to other disorders, distribution, aetiology, assessment, treatment, and course and outcome.

Chapter.  9890 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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