The natural history, treatment and prognosis of anorexia nervosa, based on a study of 38 patients.

@article{Kay1954TheNH,
  title={The natural history, treatment and prognosis of anorexia nervosa, based on a study of 38 patients.},
  author={D. Kay and D. Leigh},
  journal={The Journal of mental science},
  year={1954},
  volume={100 419},
  pages={
          411-31
        }
}
  • D. Kay, D. Leigh
  • Published 1954
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of mental science
1. The family histories, childhood environment, and previous mental health of 38 patients with the syndrome known as “anorexia nervosa” have been examined. They show that parental neurosis, disturbed parent-child relationships, childhood neurotic traits, and previous neurotic illness, are common. These are all features of the “neurotic constitution”. 2. More specific findings are: parental invalidism, hypochondriasis and dietary preoccupations; and, among the patients, earlier feeding… Expand
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