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Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Particularly early in the course of the condition, no.

In brief: No

Particularly early in the course of the condition, no.
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Dr. Violina Frenkel
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

If you had regular period in the past but stopped having them due to severe weight loss.
Amenorrhea (the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles) is one of the dsm criteria worth taking into account when making a DX of anorexia.

In brief: Yes

If you had regular period in the past but stopped having them due to severe weight loss.
Amenorrhea (the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles) is one of the dsm criteria worth taking into account when making a DX of anorexia.
Dr. Violina Frenkel
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