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Anorexia Nervosa, a syndrome first described over 100 years ago (Blumenthal, O'Toole, & Chang, 1984; Blumenthal, Rose, & Chang, 1985; Crisp, Hsu, Harding, & Hartshorn, 1980), today experiences a certain notoriety. There is a journal dedicated solely to studies on eating disorders (International Journal of Eating Disorders), and many books have been written about the illness, some by well-known figures in our society that have suffered from anorexia nervosa. The symptoms have been described in newspapers, popular magazines 1 and even on television, with talk shows and movies familiarizing viewers with the 'popular' disease. Support groups have been formed on college campuses and in communities to provide some relief to those who suffer from anorexia nervosa, and many hospitals, recognizing that anorexia is potentially life-threatening, provide in-patient care for those with eating disorders.

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Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert T. Lembke


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