Psychodynamic psychotherapies for bulimia nervosa: trend and perspectives

  • Giovanni Abbate-DagaEmail author
  • Enrica Marzola


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eating Disorders Center, Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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