Anorexia nervosa in males: similarities and differences to anorexia nervosa in females

Crisp, Arthur, Gowers, Simon, Joughin, Neil, McClelland, Lisa, Rooney, Barbara, Nielsen, Soren, Bowyer, Carol, Halek, Chris, and Hartman, David (2006) Anorexia nervosa in males: similarities and differences to anorexia nervosa in females. European Eating Disorders Review, 14 (3). pp. 163-167.

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INTRODUCTION Previous single case reports of males with anorexia nervosa from our database focused on the roles of gender and general personal identity conflicts and panic/guilt over the consequences of impulsivity in precipitating out the illness (Davis & Crisp, 1993; Fry & Crisp, 1989; Toms & Crisp, 1972), the growth stunting but reversible effects of early onset (Toms & Crisp, 1972), and a 35-year long follow-up of a case first seen in 1959 (Crisp, 1995). Our first reported series of 13 male patients (Crisp & Toms, 1972) drew attention to the many similarities to a female population but emphasised, descriptively, the high prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in the parents, often bound in with phobic avoidance behaviours and commonly coupled with over-protectiveness of the patient during childhood.

Item ID: 4020
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1072-4133
Keywords: anorexia nervosa; comparisons; females; males
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 04:10
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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