Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders have gained a lot of interest in recent years. Two clinical syndromes appear to be predominate in adolescence and adulthood, Psychogenic Anorexia and Psychogenic Bulimia. Although these disorders are described as primary, it should be noted that many patients with anorexia or bulimia may have other mental disorders, psychoses, neuroses, and especially personality disorders.

The treatment of these disorders is extremely difficult, with its first goal being the improvement of the individual’s nutrition. Only when the physical consequences are reversed can psychiatrists attempt to diagnose the individual’s psychological state and plan appropriate treatment with medication or psychotherapy or both.

Source: Nikos Manos (1988), Vasika Stoicheia Klinikis Psychiatrikis, University Studio Press

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