Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal function in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

@article{Devlin1989HypothalamicpituitarygonadalFI,
  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal function in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia},
  author={Michael J. Devlin and B. Timothy Walsh and Jack L. Katz and Steven P. Roose and Daniel M. Linkie and Louise Wright and Raymond L. Vande Wiele and Alexander H. Glassman},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={1989},
  volume={28},
  pages={11-24}
}

Disturbances in gonadal axis in women with anorexia nervosa

This study demonstrates dissociation in the secretion of gonadotropins after hypothalamic stimulation in anorexic patients and reveals the relationship between alterations in the hormones of the HPG axis, not only with the changes in body weight, but also with the duration of the disease.

Disturbances in gonadal axis in women with anorexia nervosa.

Differential dynamic responses of luteinizing hormone to gonadotropin releasing hormone in patients affected by bulimia nervosa-purging versus non-purging type

Even in the absence of overt menstrual distur bances, an altered LH secretion elicited by pulsatile stimulation of endogenous GnRH was found, with a more severe impairment in purging than in non-purging bulimics, possibly related to their greater psychopathological and physical burden.

Decreased serum leptin in bulimia nervosa.

Results are consistent with the hypothesis that decreased leptin function may be associated with alterations in eating patterns, metabolic rate, and neuroendocrine regulation in bulimia nervosa.

Thyroid function in bulimia nervosa

Long-term menstrual and reproductive function in patients with bulimia nervosa.

It is suggested that while menstrual irregularities are common, bulimia nervosa appears to have little impact on later ability to achieve pregnancy.

Update on Endocrine Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa

An overview of the large body of literature concerning endocrine aspects of anorexia nervosa is provided with the main focus on the latest results, which provide leads for potential etiological theories.

Metabolic abnormalities in bulimia nervosa.

The data suggest that there is a disturbance in energy regulation in bulimia nervosa, but the origins and role of this disturbance in the pathophysiology of bulimic nervosa are unclear.

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