Longitudinal Studies of Sleep and Hormonal Secretion in Male Anorectic Patients: Preliminary Observations

  • J. D. Bergiannaki
  • C. R. Soldatos
  • P. N. Sakkas
  • C. Christodoulou
  • S. Pitoulis
  • G. Tolis
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Abstract

Anorexia Nervosa is a psychophysiologic disorder of self-imposed starvation, which is accompanied by metabolic and endocrine alterations1,2. The underlying etiology of the disorder remains an enigma despite a large volume of clinical and laboratory data3. Further, some of the research findings concerning the anorectic state have been inconsistent4.

Keywords

Depression Estrogen Cortisol Testosterone Dexamethasone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Bergiannaki
    • 1
  • C. R. Soldatos
    • 1
  • P. N. Sakkas
    • 1
  • C. Christodoulou
    • 1
  • S. Pitoulis
    • 1
  • G. Tolis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Eginition HospitalAthens University Medical SchoolAthensGreece

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