Childhood Abuse and Risk of Eating Disorders in Women

@article{Rayworth2004ChildhoodAA,
  title={Childhood Abuse and Risk of Eating Disorders in Women},
  author={Beth B Rayworth and Lauren Anne Wise and Bernard L. Harlow},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={271-278}
}
Background: Eating disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders among women. Little is known about underlying causes. Methods: To assess the association between childhood violence victimization and eating disorders, we performed a case–control study of women participating in the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles, a population-based sample of women 36 to 44 years of age. Cases were women who met the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder… 
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