Primary Prevention of Eating Disorders

Catherine M. Shisslak, Marjorie Crago, Mary E. Neal, Barbara Swain

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Eating disorders have increased dramatically over the past two decades, but the primary prevention of these disorders has received little attention. This article summarizes our current understanding of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and offers some suggestions for the primary prevention of these disorders at the individual, family, and community levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-667
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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