Anorexia nervosa beginning after the menopause

S. Hirschmann, A. Apter, A. Weizmann, M. Radwan

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) in older patients is not often described. We present a 70-year-old woman with AN which started at the age of 50 after her menopause. We suggest that AN starting after the menopause is a unique disturbance with characteristics different from those in younger age groups. The causes of anorexia in the older patient and its special dynamics should be recognized. It may be necessary to create a different diagnostic system and devise special treatment for AN in post-menopausal women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-12, 71
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes


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