Complete recovery from intractable bulimia nervosa by the surgical cure ofprimary hyperparathyroidism

Citation
Y. Ozawa et al., Complete recovery from intractable bulimia nervosa by the surgical cure ofprimary hyperparathyroidism, INT J EAT D, 26(1), 1999, pp. 107-110
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS
ISSN journal
0276-3478 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
107 - 110
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-3478(199907)26:1<107:CRFIBN>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
We document here the first case of bulimia nervosa associated with primary hyperparathyroidism. The binge eating and self-induced vomiting that occurr ed for more than 10 years disappeared completely after the surgical cure of primary hyperparathyroidism. Depressive and anxiety symptoms also improved dramatically. The possible influence of derangement in calcium metabolism on the neurobiochemical mechanism of bulimia nervosa is discussed. (C) 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.