Ethnicity and eating disorders: implications for incidence and treatment

Psychopharmacol Bull. 1996;32(2):265-74.


The focus of this article is the role of ethnicity in the development and treatment of eating disorders. We describe briefly the clinical features of the major eating disorders. Using extant data, we discuss the frequency of eating disturbances and eating disorders in the population and specifically among minority groups. Finally, we address the significance of race in the treatment of eating disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anorexia Nervosa / epidemiology
  • Bulimia / epidemiology
  • Ethnic Groups*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Minority Groups