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Int J Eat Disord. 2006 Mar;39(2):170-1.

Bulimia nervosa in an elderly male: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas 67214-3199, USA. dmorgan3@kumc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

There is increasing knowledge regarding demographics, comorbid psychiatric disorders, and symptoms characteristic of males suffering from eating disorders.

METHOD:

The current case report describes the history, symptom progression, and successful treatment of an elderly bulimic male whose presentation was atypical.

RESULTS:

This case underscores the need to consider the presence of an eating disorder regardless of age and gender, when a patient complains of unexplained nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting.

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