Anorexia nervosa - Binge - eating/ purging type in an adolescent boy: A case report

  • Amrtavarshini R
  • Sreyoshi Ghosh
  • Shekar P Seshadri

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN), has for long, been falsely considered a disorder more prevalent in western female population. It is underreported and understudied in the male population. The management strategies are also mainly female-centric which may be difficult to extrapolate to males. Hence, here we describe the context in which an adolescent boy developed binge- eating/ purging type of AN, discuss the biopsychosocial factors influencing the onset and course of the disorder, challenges in management and strategies used for the same.

Published
2020-12-29
Section
Case Reports