Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal function in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal function in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia},
  author={M. Devlin and B. T. Walsh and J. Katz and S. Roose and A. Glassman},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  • M. Devlin, B. T. Walsh, +2 authors A. Glassman
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) exhibit neuroendocrine abnormalities that may result solely from emaciation or may reflect defective endocrine mechanisms which are intrinsic to disordered eating even in the absence of starvation. To distinguish these possibilities, we have studied indices of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) function in 9 patients with AN, 12 normal weight patients with bulimia and recent or current oligomenorrhea, and 8 normal weight controls. Measurement of 24-hour… CONTINUE READING
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