1998 suplement 2

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Volume 7, suplement 2

Diagnostyka

Anorexia nervosa as the cause of hospitalization in gynecology department: a case study

ANETA PERZYŃSKA1, MAREK SIKORSKI1
1. Kliniki Ginekologii Operacyjnej I Katedry Położnictwa i Chorób Kobiecych Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 2 (7), 89-94
Keywords: anorexia nervosa, secondary amenorrhea, case study

Abstract

The paper presents a case of 19-year-old woman twice hospitalized in a gynecology department for secondary amenorrhea. Psychological analysis has revealed psychogenic factors of her eating disorder in the context of the hypophyseal-ovarian axis dysfunction involving hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Both the course and effects of a biological (hormonal) treatment, as well as an attempt at psychotherapy with psychological assessment are discussed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Aneta Perzyńska,
Klinika Ginekologii Operacyjnej I Katedry Położnictwa i Chorób Kobiecych AM,
ul. Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin