Should amenorrhoea be necessary for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa? Evidence from a Canadian community sample.

@article{Garfinkel1996ShouldAB,
  title={Should amenorrhoea be necessary for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa? Evidence from a Canadian community sample.},
  author={Paul E. Garfinkel and Elizabeth Lin and P. T. H. Goering and Cathy C Spegg and David S. Goldbloom and Sidney H. Kennedy and Allan S. Kaplan and D Blake Woodside},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={
          500-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study compares the characteristics of women with anorexia nervosa with those of women who have all the diagnostic features of that disorder except amenorrhoea. METHOD The study uses data from a large community epidemiological survey of the mental health status of household residents in Ontario, Canada. A multi-stage stratified sampling design generated a sample of 4285 females aged 15-64. DSM-III-R diagnoses were made using the Composite International Diagnostic interview… CONTINUE READING

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