Clinical presentation of anorexia nervosa in males: 24 new cases.

  title={Clinical presentation of anorexia nervosa in males: 24 new cases.},
  author={Carl Sharp and Sara A. Clark and J R Dunan and Douglas H. R. Blackwood and Colin Michael Shapiro},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={15 2},
As part of a larger prognostic study of anorexia nervosa, clinical features at presentation of 24 males with anorexia are described, and compared with a female group matched for date of admission. Data were extracted from the original case records and follow-up interview. The study confirms the view that males display the classical syndrome of anorexia nervosa, but differs from previous studies in several respects. Age at onset (mean 18.6 years) and at presentation (mean 20.2 years) is later… CONTINUE READING