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Books and Papers about Eating Disorders

Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 15 Oct 2008.


Where can I read more about eating disorders?


Where can I read more about eating disorders?


  1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., 1994.
  2. The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1992.
  3. Something Fishy Web Site on Eating Disorders.
  4. What are eating disorders, University of Florida.
  5. Bergh, C. (1988): An explorative study of bulimia and other excessive Behaviours. Thesis, Karolinska Institutet.
  6. Bergman, H. (1987): Brain dysfunction related to alcoholism: some results from the KARTAD-project. In O.A. Parsons, N. Butters and P.L. Nathan (eds.): Neuropsychology of alcoholism, New York: Guilford, pp 21-44.
  7. Bergman, H., Bergman, I., Engelbrektson, K., Holm, L., Johannesson, K. and Lindberg, S. (1988): Psykologhandbok vid alkoholkliniken. (Manual for psychologists.) Karolinska sjukhuset, 4:e upplagan.
  8. Bergman, I. et al (1987): Kvinnor med tidiga alkoholproblem får en klar förbättring av sin psykiska hälsa. Läkartidningen pp 3278-3731.
  9. Björvell, H. (1985): Treatment of severe Obesity. Gustav V-s forskningsinstitut, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
  10. Mortality and Recovery Rates, in Gina's website on eating disorders.
  11. Bruch, H. (1973): Eating Disorders, Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa and the Person Within, Basic Books, New York.
  12. De Silva and Eysenck (1987): Personality and addictiveness in anorexic and bulimic patients. Person. Indvid. Diff., Vol 8, No. 5, pp 749-751.
    Fairburn and Garner (1986).
  13. The diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp 403-419.
  14. Gossop and Eysenck (1980): A further investigation into the personality of drug addicts in treatment. Br. J. Addict. 75, 305-311.
  15. Johnson, Craig and Connors, Mary E. (1987): The Etiology and Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. Basic Books, New York.
  16. Lewellyn-Jones, D. and Abraham, S.F. (1984). Quetelet index in diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. British Medical Journal, 288, 1800.
  17. Schalling, D. et al (1983). Impulsive Cognitive Style and Inability to Tolerate Boredom: Psychobiological Studies of Temperamental Vulnerability. In Biological Bases of Sensation Seeking, Impulsivity and Anxiety, edited by M. Zuckerman, Lawrence Erlbaum publishers, New Jersey, pp 123-145.
  18. Sohlberg, S. (1987): Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, Diagnosis, Treatment and the Role of Impulsivity for Long-Term Outcome. Acta Universitas Upsaliensis, Uppsala.
  19. Striegel-Moore and Rodin (1986): The Influence of Psychological Variables in Obesity. In Handbook of Eating Disorders, edited by Kelly D. Brosnell and John P. Foreyt, Basic Books, New York 1986.
  20. Addiction and the Eating Disorders, by Caroline Davis, Ph.D., Psychiatric Times, February 2001.
  21. Eating disorders and Addiction, by Barton J. Blinder, M.D., Ph.D.; Mary C. Blinder, M.D.; and Visant A. Sanathara, Psychiatric Times, December 1998.
  22. Personality Characteristics of Females Seeking Treatment for Obesity, Bulimia Nervosa and Alcoholic Disorders, by Gunborg Palme and Jacob Palme , Personality and individual differences 26(1999), Pergamon Press.
  23. Eating Disorders May Cluster in Families, by E.J. Mundell, Returns 2000.
  24. Controlled Family Study of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: Evidence of Shared Liability and Transmission of Partial Syndromes, by Michael Strober, American Journal of Psychiatry, March 2000.
  25. NARSAD's Regional Symposium - Sarasota, Florida, December 11, 1999.
  26. Eating Disorders Source Book, edited by Dawn D. Matthews, Omnigraphics 2001.
  27. This web site reference list.
  28. The Web4Health Web site.
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