Bulimia nervosa in an elderly male: A case report

Authors

  • C. Don Morgan PhD,

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    1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214-3199
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  • Connie Marsh MD

    1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas
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Abstract

Objective

There is increasing knowledge regarding demographics, comorbid psychiatric disorders, and symptoms characteristic of males suffering from eating disorders.

Method

The current case report describes the history, symptom progression, and successful treatment of an elderly bulimic male whose presentation was atypical.

Results

This case underscores the need to consider the presence of an eating disorder regardless of age and gender, when a patient complains of unexplained nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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