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The aetiology of eating disorders

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Professor D. A. Collier, Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. E-mail: d.collier@iop.kcl.ac.uk
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This is one of a short series of editorials being published in the Journal to mark the 10th anniversary of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry.

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The aetiology of eating disorders

  • D. A. Collier (a1) and J. L. Treasure (a2)
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