Eating Disorders and Menstrual Dysfunction in Adolescents

  title={Eating Disorders and Menstrual Dysfunction in Adolescents},
  author={E. Vyver and C. Steinegger and D. Katzman},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • E. Vyver, C. Steinegger, D. Katzman
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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