Eating Disorders and Menstrual Dysfunction in Adolescents

  title={Eating Disorders and Menstrual Dysfunction in Adolescents},
  author={Ellie Vyver and Cathleen Steinegger and Debra K Katzman},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Menstrual dysfunction is a common feature of all eating disorders and results in significant medical complications. The etiology of menstrual dysfunction is multifaceted and the result of a complex interplay of many factors including weight loss, decreased body fat, hypoleptinemia, abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors, exercise, and psychological stressors. This chapter will review the prevalence of menstrual dysfunction in adolescents with eating disorders, its multifactorial etiology, the… 

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Eating disorders in adolescents can have significantly deleterious, irreversible effects on bone health, and eating disorders during pregnancy can have medical and psychologic impacts for both mother and child.

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