Bulimia: its epidemiology and management.

  title={Bulimia: its epidemiology and management.},
  author={Christopher G Fairburn},
  journal={Research publications - Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease},
The prevalence of the syndromes bulimia and bulimia nervosa is not known. Although existing epidemiological studies have produced somewhat conflicting findings, it appears likely that these syndromes constitute a significant source of psychiatric morbidity. It is interesting to note that prior to 1980 there appear to have been few patients who fulfil diagnostic criteria for these syndromes, whereas since then the number of such patients seems to have greatly increased. Whilst it is possible… CONTINUE READING