Plastic surgery and the bulimic patient

A. Yates, Catherine M Shisslak, J. R. Allender, W. Wolman

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Some bulimic women resort to plastic surgery in an attempt to make their bodies more acceptable. The surgery serves the function of changing the appearance of the body, thus temporarily diminishing the underlying depression. This may precipitate a transient remission of bulimic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Yates, A., Shisslak, C. M., Allender, J. R., & Wolman, W. (1988). Plastic surgery and the bulimic patient. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 7(4), 557-560.