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Somatic problems and self-injurious behaviour 18 years after teenage-onset anorexia nervosa

Wentz, Elisabet; Gillberg, I Carina; Anckarsäter, Henrik LU ; Gillberg, Christopher and Råstam, Maria LU (2012) In European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 21(8). p.421-432
Abstract
The aim of this study was to study long-term

outcome of physical health and self-injurious behaviour

(SIB) in anorexia nervosa (AN). Fifty-one adolescent-onset

AN cases, originally recruited after community screening,

and 51 matched controls (COMP) were interviewed

regarding somatic problems and SIB and physically

examined 18 years after AN onset, at mean age 32 years.

Six individuals had an eating disorder (ED). No one had

died. The AN group weighed less than the COMP group.

The frequency of somatic problems did not differ between

groups. Dental enamel lesions and shorter than expected

stature occurred only in the AN group.... (More)
The aim of this study was to study long-term

outcome of physical health and self-injurious behaviour

(SIB) in anorexia nervosa (AN). Fifty-one adolescent-onset

AN cases, originally recruited after community screening,

and 51 matched controls (COMP) were interviewed

regarding somatic problems and SIB and physically

examined 18 years after AN onset, at mean age 32 years.

Six individuals had an eating disorder (ED). No one had

died. The AN group weighed less than the COMP group.

The frequency of somatic problems did not differ between

groups. Dental enamel lesions and shorter than expected

stature occurred only in the AN group. Dysdiadochokinesis

was overrepresented in the AN group and age of AN onset

was lower among those with the neurological deficit.

Severe SIB occurred only in the AN group, predominantly

during adolescence. To conclude, somatic problems were

common in both groups. Most individuals in the AN group

had recovered from their ED, but weight revealed a persistent

restricted eating behaviour. (Less)
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Anorexia nervosa, Adolescent-onset, Physical health, Self-injurious behaviour, Follow-up, Community-based
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AN cases, originally recruited after community screening,<br/><br>
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was overrepresented in the AN group and age of AN onset<br/><br>
was lower among those with the neurological deficit.<br/><br>
Severe SIB occurred only in the AN group, predominantly<br/><br>
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common in both groups. Most individuals in the AN group<br/><br>
had recovered from their ED, but weight revealed a persistent<br/><br>
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  author       = {Wentz, Elisabet and Gillberg, I Carina and Anckarsäter, Henrik and Gillberg, Christopher and Råstam, Maria},
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  keyword      = {Anorexia nervosa,Adolescent-onset,Physical health,Self-injurious behaviour,Follow-up,Community-based},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {421--432},
  publisher    = {Springer Medizin},
  series       = {European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  title        = {Somatic problems and self-injurious behaviour 18 years after teenage-onset anorexia nervosa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-012-0274-9},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2012},
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