Anorexia nervosa and depression: A dissenting view

K. Z. Altshuler, M. F. Weiner

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The frequency of depressive symptoms in anorexic patients, the response of some anorexic patients to antidepressants or ECT, the occurrence of comparable physiologic abnormalities in major depression and anorexia nervosa, and family studies of incidence increasingly link depression and anorexia in the literature. A review of the problems in making this linkage shows that the possibility of anorexia nervosa as a depressive equivalent or a depressive spectrum disorder must be seriously questioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-332
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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