Eating disorders: antecedents, evolution and course.

  title={Eating disorders: antecedents, evolution and course.},
  author={George C. Patton},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  volume={24 4},
Concepts of eating disorders have altered so that anorexia nervosa is now recognized as an important but uncommon syndrome within a spectrum of disordered eating. Behaviours used by dieters constitute the mild end of the eating disorder spectrum. Dieting in young women is for the most part a transient and benign activity without longer-term consequences… CONTINUE READING