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Le devenir de l'anorexie mentale à début péripubertaire : à propos de 16 cas

Abstract : Anorexie nervosa (AN) is a severe eating disorder which has a significant impact on physical health and psychosocial adaptation. Considered as a pubertal disease for a while, the increase of the incidence of this disorder in child for about 30 years have disconcerted as much the family as the health professionals to the child. The diagnostic criteria and the international systems of classification are not always adapted to this period of life which involve much of unknown factors concerning the etiology, the epidemiology and the outcome of this disorder in young subjects. However, clinical symptoms expose the child to health and psychosocial complications and can become, as the adolescents, a chronic disorder. Although, the literature on follow-up studied of AN is huge in adolescents, few studies are done in young people which cannot lead to conclude on prognostic. That’s why, after a review to detailed the clinical specificiti! es of this disorder in pre or peripubertal people, we decided to focus on the outcome of this subjects after hospitalization. This study evaluated 16 children with AN treated in inpatient setting before the age of 13. The study based on Morgan Russell Assessment schedule and found 43,7% of good overall outcome. There were no deaths. Ours results confirm those of the others studies. The overall outcome of early-onset AN is similar to adolescents. Lots of the subjects still have a significant psychiatric disorder whereas eating disorders were resolved. These results confirm the need to propose adapted cares as early and as longer as possible.
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Aurélie Yeuillaz. Le devenir de l'anorexie mentale à début péripubertaire : à propos de 16 cas. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2016. ⟨dumas-01262059⟩



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