The dismantling of a myth: a review of eating disorders and socioeconomic status.

@article{Gard1996TheDO,
  title={The dismantling of a myth: a review of eating disorders and socioeconomic status.},
  author={M C Gard and Chris P L Freeman},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
OBJECTIVE A key feature of the stereotype that exists of those groups and individuals most likely to develop an eating disorder relates to socioeconomic status. The prevailing wisdom about this relationship is that there is an increased prevalence of eating disorders in high socioeconomic groups. The aim of this paper is to assess the validity of this view and to examine the ways in which this stereotype was created. METHOD Articles written between the early 1970s and the early 1990s, which… CONTINUE READING