Chapter 7. Precursors, Prodromes and Early Detection of Eating Disorders

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  3. Norman Sartorius4,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Regina C. Casper

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch7

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

Casper, R. C. (2004) Precursors, Prodromes and Early Detection of Eating Disorders, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 5

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical School, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305–5723, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853

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Keywords:

  • precursors;
  • prodromes of anorexia nervosa;
  • burden of eating disorders;
  • precursors or “forerunners”;
  • premorbid body weight;
  • dieting exposure;
  • significant weight loss;
  • rumination;
  • sense precursor conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Precursors as “Risk Factors”

  • Shared Precursors for AN and BN

  • Precursors to Anorexia Nervosa

  • Prodromes of Anorexia Nervosa

  • Precursors for Bulimia Nervosa

  • Prevention and Intervention Protocols Incorporating Information about Precursors

  • Early Detection of Eating Disorders

  • Conclusions

  • References