Year : 1995  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--30

Eating Disorders in India


TN Srinivasan1, TR Suresh2, Vasantha Jayaram2, M Peter Fernandez4 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Madras 600 116, India
2 Tutor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Madras 600 116, India

Correspondence Address:
T N Srinivasan
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Madras 600 116
India

Data on the nature and extent of major eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia is lacking in non-white, native populations of the developing world, leaving a gap in understanding the determinants of these disorders. In a study on 210 medical students examined by a two-stage survey method, 31 subjects were found to have distress relating to their eating habits and body size not amounting to criterion-based diagnosis of eating disorders. The characteristics of this eating distress syndrome are described in relation to the major eating disorders.


How to cite this article:
Srinivasan T N, Suresh T R, Jayaram V, Fernandez M P. Eating Disorders in India.Indian J Psychiatry 1995;37:26-30


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Srinivasan T N, Suresh T R, Jayaram V, Fernandez M P. Eating Disorders in India. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1995 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];37:26-30
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