The Natural Course of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder in Young Women

Authors: Fairburn, C.G., Cooper, Z., Doll, H.A., Norman, P., O'Connor, M.
"Between half and two thirds of the bulimia nervosa cohort had some form of eating disorder of clinical severity at each assessment point, although only a minority continued to meet diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa. Each year about a third remitted and a third relapsed. " Authors point out that BED has provisional status in DSM and that clinical features of the condition are "beginning to be delineated and contrasted from BN". Conclusion drawn was that those diagnosed with BED recovered far more readily than those with BN.