ERIC Number: EJ527643
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Sexual and Physical Abuse as Risk Factors for the Development of Bulimia Nervosa: A Community-Based Case Control Study.
Welch, Sarah L.; Fairburn, Christopher G.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v20 n7 p633-42 Jul 1996
Young women (n=102) with bulimia nervosa were compared with 204 control subjects without an eating disorder and with 102 subjects with other psychiatric disorders. Results suggest that sexual and physical abuse are both risk factors for psychiatric disorders in general, including bulimia nervosa, but are not specific risk factors for bulimia. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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