Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Stress Syndromes?

  • Hans Steiner
  • Iris F. Litt


In the past decade, research on anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia (BUL) has shown an unprecedented increase in both quality and quantity (Steiner, 1982). However, disappointingly little is known about their etiology. In fact, the basic question: Are eating disorders (EDO) qualitatively different from other states of malnutrition or not, is not yet answered and can most likely only be answered by prospective studies of a population at risk.


Anorexia Nervosa Caloric Intake Dexamethasone Suppression Test Weight Restoration ZUNG Depression Scale 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Steiner
    • 1
  • Iris F. Litt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Division of Adolescent MedicineStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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