Intervention Review

Antidepressants versus placebo for people with bulimia nervosa

  1. Josué Bacaltchuk1,*,
  2. Phillipa PJ Hay2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group

Published Online: 20 OCT 2003

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 AUG 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003391

How to Cite

Bacaltchuk J, Hay PPJ. Antidepressants versus placebo for people with bulimia nervosa. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003391. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003391.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Department of Psychiatry, São Paulo - SP, Brazil

  2. 2

    Building 3 , Mental Health School of Medicine , Penrith South, New South Wales, Australia

*Josué Bacaltchuk, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Casa do Ator 764 apto 102, São Paulo - SP, 04546-003, Brazil.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 20 OCT 2003


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