Is bulimia nervosa increasing in frequency?

  title={Is bulimia nervosa increasing in frequency?},
  author={E. J. Fombonne},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={19 3},
  • E. J. Fombonne
  • Published 1996 in The International journal of eating disorders
OBJECTIVE To assess whether or not claims of an increase in the incidence of bulimic disorders are empirically justified. METHOD Review of the epidemiological data informative to gauge time trends: Studies based on hospital records or registers, community surveys of bulimic disorders, questionnaire-based investigations. RESULTS Epidemiological studies conducted since 1980 do not show an upward trend in rates. Reports of increased rates among recent birth cohorts were unreliable and did not… CONTINUE READING

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