The course and outcome of eating disorders in adults and in adolescents: a review.

@article{Fisher2003TheCA,
  title={The course and outcome of eating disorders in adults and in adolescents: a review.},
  author={Martin M Fisher},
  journal={Adolescent medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={149-58}
}
Over 100 studies have been published in the literature to date on the course and outcome of eating disorders. These have generally shown that approximately 50% of patients do well over time, approximately 30% do reasonably well but continue to have symptoms, and approximately 20% do poorly. In this article, the literature on the course and outcome of eating disorders is reviewed from two perspectives. The first is an analysis of studies in adults, looking in depth at a range of issues (weight… CONTINUE READING