ID 110441
Title Transcription
セッショク ショウガイ
Title Alternative
Eating disorders
Author
Miyauchi, Kazuko Miyauchi Clinic
Keywords
eating disorders
prevention
outpatient
general physician
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Recently there appears to have been a remarkable increase in the number of patients with eating disorders among adolescent girls and young women in Japan. The author reviewed and assessed the literature on eating disorders in terms of etiology, epidemiology,diagnosis, clinical symptoms, prognosis and treatment.The usual course of eating disorders is chronic over many years. This illness is an important psychosomatic disease and one of the few psychiatric disease that may have a course leading to death.It is suggested that the role of general physicians with better understanding of these disorders is very important, because the proper treatment during its early stages results in a better prognosis. It is also suggested that education and helpful guidance provided by schools and health centers is needed for prevention of these disorders in the future.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
56
Issue
2
Start Page
51
End Page
58
Sort Key
51
Published Date
2000-04-25
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jpn
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