Risk factors for anorexia nervosa: three integrated case-control comparisons.

  title={Risk factors for anorexia nervosa: three integrated case-control comparisons.},
  author={Christopher G Fairburn and Zafra Cooper and Helen A Doll and Sarah Welch},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={56 5},
BACKGROUND Many risk factors have been implicated in the development of anorexia nervosa. Little is known about their relative contributions, nor in most cases is it clear whether they are specific to anorexia nervosa or risk factors for all eating disorders or for psychiatric disorder in general. METHODS We used a case-control design involving the comparison of 67 female subjects with a history of anorexia nervosa with 204 healthy control subjects, 102 subjects with other psychiatric… 

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