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Eating and impulse-control disorders 

Eating and impulse-control disorders
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Eating and impulse-control disorders
Author(s):

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198795551.003.0009
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date: 18 August 2019

This chapter covers eating disorders. For anorexia nervosa, an overview, the physical consequences, methods of assessment, and in- and outpatient management are discussed. Similarly, the definitions and management for bulimia are also described, with a brief overview of binge eating disorder. Impulse-control disorders are subsequently defined, from pyromania, kleptomania, and intermittent explosive disorder to gambling and trichotillomania. Newer addictive disorders, such as gaming disorder, are also covered.

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