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OBJECTIVE This study investigated the changing patterns of hospitalization of eating disorder patients over the past 15 years. METHOD The records of 1,185 eating disorder patients between 1984 and 1998 were examined on several variables. RESULTS Over the 15 years, the number of first admissions increased from 20 to 182. There was a concomitant decrease(More)
Perceptually-based disturbances in body image, or body size distortions, have been posited to occur in anorexia nervosa (AN). Perception does not result from a simple flow of sensory information from periphery to cortex ("bottom-up" processing), but involves the selection of inputs most likely to be relevant in light of an individual's experience and(More)
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