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Br J Psychiatry. 1988 Aug;153:248-50.

Anorexia nervosa in a woman totally blind since birth.

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Department of Psychiatry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

A 19-year-old woman, blind since birth, lost 26 kg over a 7-month period. This was achieved by restriction of food intake, excessive exercise, laxative abuse, and self-induced vomiting. Although the visual experience is often believed to be an integral component of body-shape perception and the overvaluation of thinness in contemporary society, it does not preclude the development of anorexia nervosa.

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