Prolonged anorexia nervosa associated with female-to-male gender dysphoria: A case report

Turan S. , Poyraz C. A. , Duran A.

EATING BEHAVIORS, vol.18, pp.54-56, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.03.012
  • Title of Journal : EATING BEHAVIORS
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-56


Transsexual (TS) individuals seem to display an increased risk in having eating disorders. Several case reports describe TS individualswith anorexia nervosa (AN). In order to understand better the impact of gender dysphoria (GD) and hormonal/surgical treatments on the occurrence and course of eating disorders in TS patients long term follow-up studies are needed. We present here a 41-year-old female-to-male TS patient suffering from AN. History revealed that pathological eating habits could strongly be associated with her GD. Hormonal and surgical treatments resulted in substantial improvement in the given eating disorder. The impact of GD on the development and treatment of eating disorder is discussed in this report. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.