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Article: Volume 31 Number 3 Page 154 - April 2004

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Miscellaneous:  Psychological Aspects of Bulimia and Anorexia

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Abstract: Basic information relating to eating disorders (EDs)will be presented.After first outlining incidence,mortality rates and diagnostic criteria,the actual experience of living with an ED will be explored.Finally,various casual theories will be discussed as well as treatment principles and strategies.

Clinical relevance: Dental practitioners play an important role in the early recognition of bulimia and anorexia.Intervention is imperative.

Author notes: Michele L.Crossley ,PhD,BA (Hons), Liverpool JMU,Faculty of Health,and Applied Social Studies,Josephine Butler House,Myrtle Street,Liverpool L1 7DN.

Objective: To explain psychological aspects of Eating Disorders.