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Philip W. Lavori

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  • THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF BULIMIA-NERVOSA Herzog, D. B., Keller, M. B., Lavori, P. W., Sacks, N. R. PHYSICIANS POSTGRADUATE PRESS. 1991: 4-8

    Abstract:

    Although knowledge of the long-term course and outcome of bulimia nervosa is critical to the effective management of the bulimic patient, research in this area is still in its infancy. Comparisons between existing outcome studies are complicated by differences in research design and methods, a lingering confusion over the definition of terms such as recovery and relapse, and the possibility of multiple forms of bulimia nervosa with varying outcomes. Nonetheless, these studies agree that bulimia nervosa is a chronic disorder, characterized by high rates of relapse and persistent subclinical symptomatology. Future investigations into the course and outcome of bulimia nervosa should focus on the derivation of a universally acceptable terminology and the identification of clinical and psychosocial variables predicting recovery.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1991GM19100002

    View details for PubMedID 1938989

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