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Bulimia nervosa 

Bulimia nervosa
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Bulimia nervosa
Author(s):

Christopher G. Fairburn

, Zafra Cooper

, and Rebecca Murphy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0103
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date: 25 August 2019

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.

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