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Eating Disorders

  1. Christopher G Fairburn

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002302



How to Cite

Fairburn, C. G. 2001. Eating Disorders. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa arise from a complex interplay of biological, psychological and social processes, and are an important source of physical and psychosocial morbidity in adolescent girls and young women.


  • anorexia nervosa;
  • bulimia nervosa;
  • obesity;
  • eating;
  • weight