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Anorexia nervosa: physical health and neurodevelopment at 16 and 21 years.

Gillberg, Christopher; Råstam, Maria LU and Gillberg, I Carina (1994) In Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 36(7). p.567-575
Abstract
Fifty-one cases of anorexia nervosa (AN) and 51 age-, sex- and school-matched controls, all drawn from a community sample of 15- to 16-year-olds, were compared at 16 and 21 years with regard to physical health and neurodevelopment. The AN group had significantly lower mean height than the comparison group at age 21 years. There were significantly more individuals that were overweight and underweight in the AN group at age 21 years. Fractures were slightly, but significantly, more common. Dysdiadochokinesis was very much more common in the AN group at both ages, and its occurrence was not correlated with low weight. It is suggested that diadochokinesis in AN might mirror some inherent underlying immaturity or other abnormality of the... (More)
Fifty-one cases of anorexia nervosa (AN) and 51 age-, sex- and school-matched controls, all drawn from a community sample of 15- to 16-year-olds, were compared at 16 and 21 years with regard to physical health and neurodevelopment. The AN group had significantly lower mean height than the comparison group at age 21 years. There were significantly more individuals that were overweight and underweight in the AN group at age 21 years. Fractures were slightly, but significantly, more common. Dysdiadochokinesis was very much more common in the AN group at both ages, and its occurrence was not correlated with low weight. It is suggested that diadochokinesis in AN might mirror some inherent underlying immaturity or other abnormality of the central nervous system in a subgroup of cases. The presence of dysdiadochokinesis was associated with a tendency towards poorer psychosocial outcome, even in cases that were no longer underweight. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Fifty-one cases of anorexia nervosa (AN) and 51 age-, sex- and school-matched controls, all drawn from a community sample of 15- to 16-year-olds, were compared at 16 and 21 years with regard to physical health and neurodevelopment. The AN group had significantly lower mean height than the comparison group at age 21 years. There were significantly more individuals that were overweight and underweight in the AN group at age 21 years. Fractures were slightly, but significantly, more common. Dysdiadochokinesis was very much more common in the AN group at both ages, and its occurrence was not correlated with low weight. It is suggested that diadochokinesis in AN might mirror some inherent underlying immaturity or other abnormality of the central nervous system in a subgroup of cases. The presence of dysdiadochokinesis was associated with a tendency towards poorer psychosocial outcome, even in cases that were no longer underweight.},
  author       = {Gillberg, Christopher and Råstam, Maria and Gillberg, I Carina},
  issn         = {0012-1622},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {567--575},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology},
  title        = {Anorexia nervosa: physical health and neurodevelopment at 16 and 21 years.},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {1994},
}