Epidemiology and mortality of eating disorders

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    Although considerable progress has been made over the past 2 decades in the field of eating-disorder epidemiology, there is room for improvement. Eating disorder diagnoses for children, need assessment, prospective longitudinal studies, studies of natural cause, treatment dose-effect studies, and bias are all areas that need careful consideration. Clinicians should consider establishing a Cochrane database for eating disorders. The mortality studies reviewed in this article are dominated by small, sparse, unbalanced data sets, and publication bias and bias caused by loss to follow-up limits the validity of the reported findings. Some methodologic advice is given in the hope that some of the more obvious pitfalls can be avoided in future research.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)201-14, vii-viii
    TidsskriftPsychiatric Clinics of North America
    Vol/bind24
    Udgave nummer2
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jun. 2001

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