Prevention of anorexia nervosa: What should the medical profession consider?

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


The author has both clinical and research experience on anorexia nervosa (e.g., Chan, 2003; Chan and Ma, 2002a, 2002b, 2002c, 2004a, 2004b, 2005a, 2005b) resulting from reflection on patients' stories and struggles, from which some preventive measures can be derived-useful not only for future treatment, but also for creating preventive programs. In particular, this chapter suggests that the medical profession should consider and participate in the prevention of anorexia nervosa. As is well-known, much physical and psychological distress results from long-term self-starvation. More seriously, follow-up visits show that a large proportion of the patients suffer from other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, affective disorders, substance abuse disorders, obsessivecompulsive disorder, and unspecific disorders (Seinhausen, 2002).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112238
ISBN (Print)9781608767236
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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