Anorexia nervosa: Definition, epidemiology, and cycle of risk
Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: Special Issue on Anorexia Nervosa
Volume 37, Issue S1, pages S2–S9, 2005
How to Cite
Bulik, C. M., Reba, L., Siega-Riz, A.-M. and Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. (2005), Anorexia nervosa: Definition, epidemiology, and cycle of risk. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 37: S2–S9. doi: 10.1002/eat.20107
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 DEC 2004
Anorexia nervosa is a debilitating psychiatric disorder with profound biological, psychological, and social consequences. After an initial evaluation of the most widely used diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, this paper reviews genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of anorexia with special emphasis on gene environment interplay and the impact of adverse perinatal events. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.