Eating Disorders in India

  title={Eating Disorders in India},
  author={T. N. Srinivasan and T R Suresh and Vasantha Jayaram and Matilde P. S. Fernandez},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
Data on the nature and extent of major eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia is lacking in non-white, native populations of the developing world, leaving a gap in understanding the determinants of these disorders. In a study on 210 medical students examined by a two-stage survey method, 31 subjects were found to have distress relating to their eating habits and body size not amounting to criterion-based diagnosis of eating disorders. The characteristics of this eating distress syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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