Severe anorexia nervosa in males: clinical presentations and medical treatment.

Research paper by Allison L AL Sabel, Elissa E Rosen, Philip S PS Mehler

Indexed on: 13 Mar '14Published on: 13 Mar '14Published in: Eating disorders


The clinical presentation and medical complications of severe anorexia nervosa among males were examined to further the understanding of this increasingly prevalent condition. Fourteen males were admitted to a medical stabilization unit over the study period. Males with severe anorexia nervosa were found to have a multitude of significant medical and laboratory abnormalities, which are in need of treatment via judicious, nutritional rehabilitation and weight restoration to prevent additional morbidity and to facilitate transfer and admission to traditional eating disorder programs.