Eating disorders in black South African females

  • CP Szabo
  • M Berk
  • E Tlou
  • CW Allwood

Abstract

Eating disorders are generally associated with westernised white populations. Isolated cases of anorexia nervosa have been described in blacks in Africa. A series of cases is presented documenting the existence of eating disorders in young black South African women. This has implications in terms of both conceptualising these conditions as culture-bound with respect to 'westernisation' and planning health service delivery in an increasingly westernised future South Africa.

S Afr Med J 1995; 85: 588-590

Author Biographies

CP Szabo
Eating Disorders and Adolescent Unit, Tara the H. Moross Centre, Johannesburg
M Berk
Eating Disorders and Adolescent Unit, Tara the H. Moross Centre, Johannesburg
E Tlou
Eating Disorders and Adolescent Unit, Tara the H. Moross Centre, Johannesburg
CW Allwood
Eating Disorders and Adolescent Unit, Tara the H. Moross Centre, Johannesburg
Published
2017-05-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135