ERIC Number: EJ626108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Anorexia Nervosa in Chinese Adolescents: Does Culture Make a Difference?
Lai, Kelly Y. C.
Journal of Adolescence, v23 n5 p561-68 Oct 2000
Reports on clinical and psychosocial characteristics of 16 Chinese adolescents from Hong Kong with anorexia nervosa. Over 80% of these patients expressed a fear of fatness. Against the background of increasing Westernization of Hong Kong society, anorexia is taking on a Western pattern, in congruence with the notion that anorexia nervosa is a pathoplastic effect of Westernization. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong