The global burden of eating disorders

Erskine, Holly E., Whiteford, Harvey A. and Pike, Kathleen M. (2016) The global burden of eating disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 29 6: 346-353. doi:10.1097/YCO.0000000000000276

Author Erskine, Holly E.
Whiteford, Harvey A.
Pike, Kathleen M.
Title The global burden of eating disorders
Journal name Current Opinion in Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-6578
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000276
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 6
Start page 346
End page 353
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose of Review: In 2015, the findings of the most recent Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), GBD 2013, were published. Burden was quantified for two eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Recent Findings: In GBD 2013, burden was attributed to both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa particularly in young females in high-income countries (HICs). As low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to develop and undergo cultural change, the burden of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in these countries will potentially rise. However, eating disorders present unique challenges in regards to epidemiological data and burden quantification methodology which makes trends in burden difficult to determine.

This article presents the GBD 2013 burden findings for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and explores the methodology underpinning these estimates. Limitations of the available raw data and methodological challenges are discussed along with the real world implications of these findings and opportunities for the field.
Keyword Anorexia nervosa
Bulimia nervosa
Disability-adjusted life years
Global burden of disease study
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Institutional Status UQ

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