Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimic Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimic Disorders

Current Perspectives

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editors: G.I. Szmukler, P. D. Slade, P. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190891

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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimic Disorders: Current Perspectives covers the proceedings of Conference on Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders. The book presents 60 papers that cover various aspects that are essential in understanding the nature of eating disorders. The materials in the text are organized thematically into sections. The book first covers the historical aspects, and then proceeds to tackling the classification of eating disorders. The succeeding sections detail the different aspects of eating disorders, such as epidemiological, biological, familial, psychological, and clinical. The selection also discusses the treatment, outcome, and prognosis of eating disorders. The book will be of great use to students, researchers, and practitioners of health related disciplines.

Table of Contents

  • Historical Aspects

    Richard Morton, 1637-1698, Limner of Anorexia Nervosa: His Life and Times—A Tercentenary Essay

    Ascetic Ideals and Anorexia Nervosa

    Archival Exploration of Anorexia Nervosa

    The Changing Nature Of Anorexia Nervosa: An Introduction to the Conference


    Review: Classification of the Eating Disorders

    Subgroups of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Validity and Utility

    Similarities Among Bulimic Groups Selected by Different Weights and Weight Histories

    The Significance of the Neurotic Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa

    Epidemiological Aspects

    Review: The Epidemiology of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

    Patterns of Care of Anorexia Nervosa

    The Prevalence of Binge-Eating and Bulimia in 1063 College Students

    Anorexia Nervosa in Glasgow

    Social Class as a Confounding Variable in the Eating Attitudes Test

    The Implications of Anorexia Nervosa in A Ballet School

    Anorexia Nervosa in American Blacks

    Biological Aspects

    Review: Neurobiological Aspects of Feeding Disorders

    Dexamethasone Suppression and Energy Balance: A Study of Anorexic Patients

    Gastrointestinal Hormones in Anorexia Nervosa

    The TRH Test in Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa: A Controlled Study

    Anorexia Nervosa and the Adrenal: The Effect of Weight Gain

    Evaluation of Growth in Anorexia Nervosa From Serial Measurements

    The Neuronal Basis of Compulsive Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa

    Familial Aspects

    A Controlled Family Study of Anorexia Nervosa

    Family Structure and Birth Order of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

    Psychological Aspects

    Review: A Review of Body-Image Studies in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

    Psychological Correlates of Weight Gain in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

    Symbolic Functioning in Anorexia Nervosa

    Satiety Responses in Eating Disorders

    The Discriminative Value of Psychological Characteristics in Anorexia Nervosa

    Clinical and Psychometric Comparison between Anorexia Nervosa Patients, Ballet Dancers and Controls

    Personal Constructs in Anorexia

    Empirical Assessment Of Identity in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa in the Male

    Anorexic Syndromes in the Male

    Anorexia Nervosa in the Male: Clinical Features and Follow-up of Nine Patients

    Factors Affecting Prognosis in Male Anorexics


    Mood and Food: An Analysis of Bulimic Episodes

    Controlling Weight by Purgation and Vomiting: A Comparative Study of Bulimics

    Bulimia: Multivariate Predictors of Life Impairment

    The Prediction of Relapse in Bulimia Nervosa

    General Clinical Aspects

    Adverse Sexual Experience in Childhood and Clinical Eating Disorders: A Preliminary Description

    Premenarchal Anorexia Nervosa and Its Sequelae

    Evaluation of Inpatient Treatment of Adolescent Anorexic Patients

    Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Alcoholism—Association of Eating Disorder and Alcohol

    Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia in Female Adolescents with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Study

    Why Do Some Anorexics Steal? Personal, Social and Illness Factors


    Review: A Treatment Approach to Anorexia Nervosa—25 Years on

    Review: The Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in Toronto

    Review: Inpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Some Research-Guided Changes

    Review: Individual Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa

    Review: The Family Therapy of Anorexia Nervosa

    Treatment of Eating Disorders: Winning the War Without Having to Do Battle

    Correcting the Eating Disorder in Anorexia Nervosa

    Review of a Group for Parents of Anorexics

    Occupational Therapy in Anorexia Nervosa

    Review: The Management of Bulimia Nervosa

    Psychotherapy for Bulimia: A Controlled Study

    Evaluating a Group Treatment for Bulimia

    A Double-Blind Trial of Phenelzine in Bulimia

    Outcome and Prognosis

    Review: Outcome and Prognosis in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Some Results of Previous Investigations, Compared with Those of a Swedish Long-Term Study

    The Treatment and Outcome of Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescents: A Prospective Study and Five Year Follow-up

    Death and Relapse in Anorexia Nervosa: Survival Analysis of 151 Cases


Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190891

About the Editors

G.I. Szmukler

P. D. Slade

P. Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

Unilever Research Laboratory, Colworth House, Sharnbrook, Bedford, UK.

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