Gender identity disorder and eating disorders
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 473–478, December 2002
How to Cite
Hepp, U. and Milos, G. (2002), Gender identity disorder and eating disorders. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 32: 473–478. doi: 10.1002/eat.10090
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2002
- Article first published online: 17 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 SEP 2001
- gender identity;
- eating disorder;
- body image
We report three cases of transsexual patients who are suffering from an eating disorder: A biological male patient diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (AN), a biological male patient with bulimia nervosa (BN), and a biological female patient with AN as well as a severe alcohol dependence. The relationship between eating behavior, gender identity, sexual orientation, and body dissatisfaction is discussed. © 2002 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 32: 473–478, 2002.