Anorexia nervosa: a literature review -

  title={Anorexia nervosa: a literature review -},
  author={Samreen I. Ahmed},
  journal={International journal of basic and clinical pharmacology},
  • Samreen I. Ahmed
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of basic and clinical pharmacology
Anorexia nervosa, more common in females, is characterized by low body weight due to restricted intake of food, and fear to gain weight as well as distorted body image of oneself. It has a number of medical complications, such as low heart rate, hypotension, etc. These complications need consideration before starting medication for anorexia nervosa. Although, antidepressants have shown no more effectiveness as compared to placebo according to a research. 


Cardiovascular complications of anorexia nervosa: A systematic review.
A systematic review of the medical literature was conducted to elucidate the impact of anorexia nervosa in four cardiovascular domains: structural, repolarization/conduction, hemodynamic, and peripheral vascular.
Eating disorders
  • D. Carnall
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International Journal of Obesity
  • 1999
Eating disorders mainly affect females but approximately one in ten individuals with an eating disorder is male. It is difficult to accurately estimate the frequency of occurrence of eating disorders
Anorexia of Aging: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Potential Treatments
It is acknowledged that simple interventions, such as oral nutritional supplementation or modified diets, could meaningfully improve the health status and quality of life of older persons.
Mortality rates in patients with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. A meta-analysis of 36 studies.
The study found age at assessment to be a significant predictor of mortality for patients with anorexia nervosa, and further research is needed to identify predictors of mortality in patients with BN and EDNOS.
Unplanned Pregnancy in Women With Anorexia Nervosa
The higher rate of unplanned pregnancy and abortion in women with anorexia nervosa is of clinical concern because absent or irregular menstruation may be misinterpreted as decreasing risk of pregnancy.
Mortality in Women With Anorexia Nervosa: The Role of Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Mortality in patients with anorexia nervosa was greater in the presence of a psychiatric comorbidity, and even more pronounced for unnatural causes of death and suicides, highlighting the need for early detection and treatment of psychiatric comorbbidity in AN.
Emotion-focused treatments for anorexia nervosa: a systematic review of the literature
Initial evidence supporting the acceptability and feasibility of emotion-focused treatments for anorexia nervosa is found, and preliminary results are promising.
Predictors of treatment acceptance and completion in anorexia nervosa: implications for future study designs.
The only predictor of treatment completion was high self-esteem, which was associated with a 51% rate of treatment acceptance, and pose a major problem for research in the treatment of anorexia nervosa.
The neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: A systematic review
A systematic review summarises a number of structural and functional brain differences which are reported in individuals with AN, including differences in neurotransmitter function, regional cerebral blood flow, glucose metabolism, volumetrics and the blood oxygen level dependent response.
Mitral valve prolapse in patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
The incidence of mitral valve prolapse appears to be increased in patients with eating disorders, and the arrhythmogenic effects ofMitral valve Prolapse may present an additional risk factor in these patients.