Anorexia nervosa, diabetes mellitus, brain atrophy, and fatty liver

Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, Anthony Pinto, Fugen Neziroglu

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An increased number of diabetes mellitus cases followed by the development of anorexia nervosa have been reported. In this report, the opposite has been observed in the case of a patient with anorexia nervosa who later developed insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, associated with brain atrophy and fatty liver. The patient was treated with insulin, amitriptylene, and behavior modification. Significant improvement was noted on this regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 26 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Brain atrophy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Fatty liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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