Anorexia nervosa following gastric reduction surgery for morbid obesity

Michelle Atchison, Tracey Wade, Bruce Higgins, Tony Slavotinek

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Abstract

Anorexia nervosa and morbid obesity are popularly considered to be opposite ends of the eating disorder spectrum. Research and clinical experience, however, suggest common psychological factors in a subgroup of obese people. This paper details case reports of two subjects who developed anorexia nervosa following gastric reduction surgery for morbid obesity. Clinical profiles, treatment, and outcome are reported. Psychological similarities between morbid obesity and anorexia nervosa in these subjects are explored. Implications for the selection of subjects for gastric reduction surgery and management after surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Gastric reduction
  • Morbid obesity

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