Are eating disorders culture-bound syndromes? Implications for conceptualizing their etiology.

@article{Keel2003AreED,
  title={Are eating disorders culture-bound syndromes? Implications for conceptualizing their etiology.},
  author={Pamela K. Keel and Kelly L. Klump},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={
          747-69
        }
}
  • P. Keel, K. Klump
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
The authors explore the extent to which eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), represent culture-bound syndromes and discuss implications for conceptualizing the role genes play in their etiology. The examination is divided into 3 sections: a quantitative meta-analysis of changes in incidence rates since the formal recognition of AN and BN, a qualitative summary of historical evidence of eating disorders before their formal recognition, and an evaluation… 
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