How common is anorexia nervosa? A prevalence study.

  title={How common is anorexia nervosa? A prevalence study.},
  author={Alex Harley Crisp and Robert L. Palmer and Ross S Kalucy},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
During 1972-74 nine populations of schoolgirls were surveyed in respect of the occurrence of anorexia nervosa. As well as the current school year, previous years (going back variously 3-6 years) were also carefully studied within seven of the schools. Anorexia nervosa was only identified as present or having been present if the diagnosis was unequivocal: for instance, seemingly evident and severe cases which could not be traced were excluded. The condition in severe form was found to be… CONTINUE READING

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