A psychological autopsy of a patient who was deceased due to medical complications associated with anorexia nervosa: A case report
Şeref Şimşek, Tuğba Yüksel, Hüseyin Aktaş, Süleyman Demir 1 *
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1 Dicle University, Department of Psychiatry 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder, which is characterized by the avoidance of eating in a way that threatens the physical integrity of an individual, and trying to lose weight. It is known that the risk of mortality is high in AN. Death occurs as a results of medical complications and/or suicide. On the other hand, the exact time point of mortality becoming a risk during the progression of the disease progression is not defined. Certain predictors have been defined for mortality in AN. In this study, our aim was to present a case of a 15-year old female patient, who had died due to medical complications related to AN.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2015.04.0556

J Clin Exp Invest, 2015 - Volume 6 Issue 4, pp. 393-395

Publication date: 03 Jan 2016

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