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Follow-up studies of anorexia nervosa: a review of four decades of outcome research

  • H.-Ch. Steinhausen (a1), C. Rauss-Mason (a1) and R. Seidel (a1)

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In 1983 we presented a systematic analysis of the available literature on the course of anorexia nervosa (Steinhausen & Glanville, 1983 a). The survey was based on 45 English and German language studies published between 1953 and 1981. During the past decade there has been a striking increase of publications related to eating disorders in general. This pertains as well to follow-up studies on anorexia nervosa. In addition to studies compiled in our previous report, we were able to locate another 22 follow-up studies published in major English and German language journals between 1981 and 1989.

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1Address for correspondence: Professor H.-Ch. Steinhausen, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zürich, Freiestrasse 15, CH-8028 Zürich, Switzerland.

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Follow-up studies of anorexia nervosa: a review of four decades of outcome research

  • H.-Ch. Steinhausen (a1), C. Rauss-Mason (a1) and R. Seidel (a1)

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