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Remission of eating disorder during pregnancy: five cases and brief clinical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19533492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eating disorder during pregnancy is associated with a diversity of adverse outcomes and is of potential danger to both mother and child. There is, however, a tendency for remission of the eating disorder during pregnancy with improvement of symptoms such as restrictive dieting, binging and purging, and some women actually manage to put the disease behind them. This case report describes five women with different eating disorders and focuses on the symptomatology during pregnancy and in the months postpartum. The discussion deals with the possible psychological, social and endocrinological reasons for remission and the subsequent relapse, the definition of recovery and the factors which should alert health care professionals of the at-risk pregnancies in cases of undisclosed eating disorder. Furthermore, therapeutic interventions are proposed.
Ida Ringsborg Madsen; Kirsten Hørder; René Klinkby Støving
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1743-8942     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-17     Completed Date:  2009-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308648     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, Center for Eating Disorders, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis,  psychology
Body Mass Index
Bulimia Nervosa / diagnosis,  psychology
Diet, Reducing / psychology
Eating Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Fetal Growth Retardation / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Marijuana Abuse / psychology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  psychology*
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Referral and Consultation
Remission, Spontaneous
Young Adult

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