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Anorexia nervosa and pregnancy: having a baby when you are dying to be thin--case report and proposed treatment guidelines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19040273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Pregnant women with anorexia nervosa (AN) are at risk for multiple complications to both the woman and fetus. This report examines when to obtain a psychiatric evaluation or admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit to ensure the safety of both the woman and fetus. METHOD: A case report of a pregnant woman with AN describes the risks of extreme weight loss during pregnancy and the deleterious effects on the fetus's viability and mother's health. RESULTS: Psychiatric intervention was not requested until late in gestation, when the patient's mental status and low weight had already deteriorated to a point of high risk to both the mother and fetus. DISCUSSION: We propose the development of treatment guidelines for the pregnant patient with AN to ensure the delivery of optimal care for both the mother and the fetus.
Carrie Mazer-Poline; Victor Fornari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-13     Completed Date:  2009-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Glen Oaks, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology*
Gestational Age
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*
Weight Gain / physiology*

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