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The significance of subclassification in anorexia nervosa: a comparative study of clinical features in 141 patients.
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PMID:  6622608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Within a sample of 141 female anorexia nervosa patients comparative investigations were carried out between three subgroups: dieters, binge-eaters, and vomiters/purgers. A number of significant differences were found, especially with respect to age and duration of illness, previous treatment failures, and long-term outcome. The results appear to support the authors' view that the static idea of anorexia nervosa as a unitary illness should be abandoned and replaced by a dynamic dimensional model according to which, in the course of time, changes may occur in the clinical picture of dysorectic patients.
W Vandereycken; R Pierloot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Body Weight
Diagnosis, Differential
Diet, Reducing / psychology
Hyperphagia / psychology,  therapy

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