Eating disorders in adolescence and their sequelae.

  title={Eating disorders in adolescence and their sequelae.},
  author={Neville H. Golden},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={17 1},
Eating disorders are prevalent in adolescents and are associated with significant medical and psychiatric morbidity. Amenorrhoea, one of the cardinal features of anorexia nervosa, is the most likely reason for consulting the gynaecologist. Amenorrhoea in a young woman should alert the gynaecologist to the possibility of an underlying eating disorder. Osteopenia is a potentially irreversible complication of prolonged amenorrhoea and a low oestrogen state. Eating disorders are best managed by a… CONTINUE READING


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