Supported by The Health Foundation, Medical Research Council Studentship, and Marie Curie Research Training Network “INTACT” (Individually Tailored Stepped Care for Women with Eating Disorders).
Risk factors, correlates, and markers in early-onset bulimia nervosa and EDNOS
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2010
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 287–294, May 2011
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Day, J., Schmidt, U., Collier, D., Perkins, S., Van den Eynde, F., Treasure, J., Yi, I., Winn, S., Robinson, P., Murphy, R., Keville, S., Johnson-Sabine, E., Jenkins, M., Frost, S., Dodge, L., Berelowitz, M. and Eisler, I. (2011), Risk factors, correlates, and markers in early-onset bulimia nervosa and EDNOS. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 44: 287–294. doi: 10.1002/eat.20803
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 NOV 2009
- The Health Foundation
- Medical Research Council Studentship
- Marie Curie Research Training Network“INTACT”(Individually Tailored Stepped Care for Women with Eating Disorders)
- bulimia nervosa;
- risk factor;
This study aimed to investigate the specific risk factors, correlates, and markers associated with the development of symptomatology of early-onset BN and subclinical BN.
Two semi-structured interviews were used to examine symptomatology and antecedent factors of bulimic symptoms in a sample of British adolescents.
Adolescents with early-onset eating pathology were significantly more likely to report an earlier age of menarche than those developing the disorder at the typical age, and were found to have a different pathway of symptom development.
Increased awareness of this may help identify those particularly at risk for developing an early-onset of eating pathology. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2011; 44:287–294)