Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa?

  title={Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa?},
  author={Fary M Cachelin and Brendan A Maher},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={44 3-4},
The significance of amenorrhea as a criterion for anorexia nervosa was examined. Twelve nonamenorrheic women treated for anorexia were compared with 40 women meeting full DSM-IV criteria. The nonamenorrheic group displayed the same high levels of eating disorder, body-image disturbance, and psychopathology as the amenorrheic group, as measured by the following variables: body-size overestimation on the Image Marking Procedure; body distortion on the Body Distortion Questionnaire; eating… CONTINUE READING

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