Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity

  • T. Mark Harwood
  • Luciano L’Abate


Eating disorders are often times included among addictive behaviors (Klingemann & Sobell, 2007; L’Abate, Farrar, & Settitella, 1992) where they rightly belong because of their single-minded concentration on unique patterns of behavior, exclusion of other alternatives, and their repetitive and compulsive nature. On the other hand, the SH and SC literature on these disorders is so vast that they deserve separate coverage (Buchanan, 1992; Buchanan and Buchanan, 1992; Williams, 2003). There is a high rate of mortality for anorexia nervosa (AN) with less than one-half of those who survive recovering fully from the disorder. There may be a natural progression from anorexia nervosa to bulimia nervosa (BN) (Polivy, 2007, p. 119; DSM-IV-TR, 2000).


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Body Dissatisfaction Bulimia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Mark Harwood
    • 1
  • Luciano L’Abate
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentWheaton CollegeWheatonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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