Chapter 3. Physical Complications and Physiological Aberrations in Eating Disorders

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Katherine Halmi3,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Francesca Brambilla and
  2. Palmiero Monteleone

Published Online: 28 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470867183.ch3

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

How to Cite

Brambilla, F. and Monteleone, P. (2003) Physical Complications and Physiological Aberrations in Eating Disorders, in Eating Disorders, Volume 6 (eds M. Maj, K. Halmi, J. J. López-Ibor and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470867183.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Eating Disorder Program, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

  3. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Largo Madonna delle Grazie, 80138 Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2003
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2003

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848654

Online ISBN: 9780470867181



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Specific Physical and Physiological Impairments

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Bringing the Soma into Psychosomatic Aspects of Eating Disorders. Authored by Janet Treasure

  • Medical Findings in Eating Disorders: Clinical Perspectives on Cause and Consequence. Authored by David C. Jimerson

  • Eating Disorders: Minimizing Medical Complications and Preventing Deaths. Authored by Walter Kaye

  • Clinical Impact of the Endocrine Alterations in Patients with Eating Disorders: Adaptation or Inappropriate Response? Authored by René K. Støving, Kim Brixen and Claus Hagen

  • So Much to Learn and So Little Time. Authored by Janice Russell

  • Medical Abnormalities in Eating Disorders. Authored by Yoshikatsu Nakai

  • Physiological Aberrations: Cause and Consequence? Authored by Kelly L. Klump

  • Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa—Neuroendocrine Disturbances. Authored by Boguslawa Baranowska

  • The Consequences of Starvation. Authored by Reinhold G. Laessle

  • Biological Abnormalities in Eating Disorders. Authored by Josefina Castro

  • Towards an Understanding of the Biological Causes and Consequences of Eating Disorders. Authored by Gabriella F. Milos

  • A Special Situation of Malnutrition Triggering Organism Adaptive Changes. Authored by Ascensión Marcos