Micrographia and hypophonia in anorexia nervosa

Authors

  • Murali Krishnan Sekar MRCPsych, DPM,

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    1. Eating Disorder Services, Brandon Mental Health Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom
    • Eating Disorder Services, Brandon Mental Health Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom
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  • Jon Arcelus MRCPsych, PhD,

    1. Eating Disorder Services, Brandon Mental Health Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom
    2. Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University Centre for research in Eating Disorders (LUCRED), Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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  • Robert L. Palmer FRCpsych

    1. Eating Disorder Services, Brandon Mental Health Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom
    2. Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University Centre for research in Eating Disorders (LUCRED), Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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Abstract

Micrographia is a condition, in which the sufferers write with small handwriting. Hypophonia is described as low volume speech. Both conditions have been described in neurological conditions, such as lesions in the deep white matter of the brain, Parkinson's disease etc., In this case report, we are presenting a 22-years-old female patient with anorexia nervosa who suffered from both these conditions. The patient also suffered from epilepsy. The onset of these symptoms, progress, and current status provides scope for discussing both the possible biological and psychodynamic etiology for these symptoms in this young woman. © 2009 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2010; 43:762–765

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