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Dissociative episode secondary to hypoglycemic state in anorexia nervosa: a case report

Musa, Ramli and Almashoor Syed, Hassan and Sarkarsi, Rosnani (2009) Dissociative episode secondary to hypoglycemic state in anorexia nervosa: a case report. International Journal of Eating Disorder, 42 (3). pp. 290-292. ISSN 0276-3478

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Abstract

Objective: Hypoglycemic attack had been reported as one of the medical complications in anorexia nervosa. Method: We present a 25-year-old man who was diagnosed earlier with anorexia nervosa, presented with an episode of dissociative state during which he was caught for shoplifting. Results: In the history, he had a few episodes of fainting spells, which are most possibly due to hypoglycemia. There was no evidence to suggest any misdeeds to support that the stealing was intentional. Conclusion: Hypoglycemic attack may be common in anorexia nervosa, but this is a rare case with medico-legal implication.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/4042
Uncontrolled Keywords: hypoglycemia, anorexia nervosa, dissociative
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:54
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2012 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4042

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