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Explainer: anorexia and bulimia
The Conversation (2012)
  • Peta B Stapleton, Dr, Bond University

Eating disorders are an increasing problem in children and adolescents. Recent Australian studies have indicated eating disorder behaviour has increased twofold in Australia in the last five years and 9% (men and women) will suffer from one at some point in their lives.

An analysis by the American Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that hospitalisations for eating disorders increased most sharply (119%) for children aged 12 and younger between 1999 to 2006.

  • anorexia nervosa,
  • bulimia nervosa,
  • eating disorders,
  • body image,
  • health,
  • females,
  • teenagers,
  • adolescent
Publication Date
July 3, 2012
Citation Information
Peta B Stapleton. "Explainer: anorexia and bulimia" The Conversation (2012)
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