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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Roux H.,Institute Mutualiste Montsouris | Roux H.,University of Paris Descartes | Blanchet C.,Maison de Solenn Maison des adolescents | Stheneur C.,University of Paris Descartes | And 4 more authors.
Eating and Weight Disorders | Year: 2013

Aims: (1) To describe the frequency of somatic pathologies and depression among former anorexia nervosa (AN) patients; (2) to study links with subjects' clinical history and global outcomes. Methods: 97 women hospitalised for AN during adolescence, 9.00 ± 1.92 years previously, were interviewed using structured questionnaires concerning somatic and psychiatric disorders that they had experienced. Results: Iron deficiency, migraine, cystitis, upper digestive system disorders, fractures, osteoporosis, and dental problems were reported with a frequency >20 %. Depression was reported by 2/3 of the sample. Osteoporosis was 14 times more frequent in case of vitamin D deficiency. Fractures were three times more frequent in presence of osteoporosis and less frequent when the overall outcome was better. Conclusion: Among women who had AN in adolescence, somatic comorbidities are frequent in adulthood. They are linked to the severity and the duration of AN, and to the overall outcome of the subject. © 2013 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

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