Year: 1985 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.36, no.10, (October 1985), p.1086-1092 SIEC No: 19860660

The author’s review of the literature focusses on current & often controversial views about diagnosis, incidence, etiology, & treatment of anorexia nervosa & bulimia. Topics discussed include specific diagnostic criteria; biological, psychodynamic, & psychosocial underpinnings; & experimental pharmacologic & psychotherapeutic treatments. 2 case studies illustrating general characteristics of anorexia nervosa & bulimia are presented.