Time trends in eating disorder incidence.

  title={Time trends in eating disorder incidence.},
  author={Laura G Currin and Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure and Hershel Jick},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND During the years 1988-1993 the primary care incidence of anorexia nervosa in the UK remained stable, but the incidence of bulimia nervosa increased threefold. AIMS To determine whether the incidence of anorexia nervosa remained stable, and that of bulimia nervosa continued to increase, in the years 1994-2000. METHOD The General Practice Research Database was screened for new cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa between 1994 and 2000. Annual incidence rates were calculated for… CONTINUE READING
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