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NeuroRehabilitation. 2010;27(2):113-6. doi: 10.3233/NRE-2010-0586.

Eating disorders in patients with traumatic brain injury: a report of four cases.

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Brain Injury Unit, Guttmann Institute, Neurorehabilitation Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to changes in eating behavior patterns with significant clinical manifestations.

METHODS:

Medical records of four patients with severe TBI and eating disorders attending the neurorehabilitation program of our brain injury unit were reviewed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Several eating disorders observed among the four cases, may be present from early phases and remain years after the lesion. Symptoms do not adhere to the typical forms of anorexia and bulimia. Factors influencing the weight changes experienced by patients with brain injury included reduction in physical activity, metabolic disorders and treatment with psychotropic drugs.

PMID:
20871139
DOI:
10.3233/NRE-2010-0586
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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