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To whom and where should prevention work for bulimia nervosa be targeted?

The incidence and prevalence and demographic features associated with eating disorders are shown in Tables 16.2, 16.3 and 16.4. These show that for maximum impact primary prevention work for bulimia nervosa should be focused on adolescent females in urban settings. The most effective strategy for prevention in anorexia nervosa would be early intervention (secondary prevention) in which schools and colleges are able to recognize the problem and use appropriate means to engage the individual into a plan of management. In the case of bulimia nervosa dentists can detect signs. Thus prevention merges into early intervention and Standards 2 and 3 of the NSF for Mental Health.

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