The spectrum of eating disturbances

Catherine M Shisslak, M. Crago, L. S. Estes

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this paper was to review and summarize the research literature on the spectrum of eating disturbances. Method: Literature was searched using a computer data base to identify recent articles related to the prevalence and occurrence of disturbed eating patterns as well as full and partial syndrome eating disorders (EDs). Results: This review indicates that the prevalence of partial syndrome EDs in nonclinical populations is at least twice that of full syndrome EDs, and that there is a progression in some individuals from less to more severe disturbances in eating behavior. Discussion: These findings suggest the need for careful, scientific evaluation of risk factors for EDs in both children and adults. A longitudinal research program in progress is described which aims to identify the risk factors for EDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

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The spectrum of eating disturbances. / Shisslak, Catherine M; Crago, M.; Estes, L. S.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1995, p. 209-219.

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Shisslak, CM, Crago, M & Estes, LS 1995, 'The spectrum of eating disturbances', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 209-219.
Shisslak, Catherine M ; Crago, M. ; Estes, L. S. / The spectrum of eating disturbances. In: International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1995 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 209-219.
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