Incidence, prevalence and mortality of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.

  title={Incidence, prevalence and mortality of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.},
  author={Hans W Hoek},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  volume={19 4},
  • Hans W Hoek
  • Published 2006 in Current opinion in psychiatry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to evaluate the recent literature on the incidence and prevalence of and mortality associated with eating disorders. RECENT FINDINGS General-practice studies show that the overall incidence rates of anorexia nervosa remained stable during the 1990s, compared with the 1980s. Some evidence suggests that the occurrence of bulimia nervosa is decreasing. Anorexia nervosa is a common disorder among young white females, but is extremely rare among… CONTINUE READING
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