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Eating disorder referrals to a district adult psychiatric service

  • J.C. Bray (a1), A. Simon (a2), S. Dawson (a2) and R.L. Palmer (a1)
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This paper documents the rate of referral to an eating disorders service for adults which predominantly serves a large defined catchment area. It also defines the proportion of all new patients which presented with such disorders. People with eating disorders amounted to about one in ten of young women and one in 30 of all patients presenting to psychiatric services for the first time.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence: Dr R.L. Palmer, University Department of Psychiatry, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW
References
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Hoek, H.W. (1993) Review of the epidemiological studies of eating disorders. International Review of Psychiatry, 5, 6174.
Lacey, J.H. (1992) The treatment demand for bulimia: a catchment area report of referral rates and demography. Psychiatric Bulletin, 16, 203205.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (1992) Eating Disorders. Council Report CR14. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Eating disorder referrals to a district adult psychiatric service

  • J.C. Bray (a1), A. Simon (a2), S. Dawson (a2) and R.L. Palmer (a1)
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