Associations between eating disorder diagnoses, behaviors, and menstrual dysfunction in a clinical sample

Maria Giulia Martini, Francesca Solmi, Isabel Krug, Andreas Karwautz, Gudrun Wagner, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Janet Treasure, Nadia Micali

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Abstract

We explored associations between lifetime eating disorder (ED) diagnoses and behaviors and menstrual dysfunction using logistic regression models. Body mass index (BMI) fully explained differences in the odds of secondary amenorrhea (SA) across diagnoses. Women with dieting behaviors had borderline significantly higher odds of SA than those without after accounting for BMI. We suggest the presence of a strong association between BMI and SA and that dieting might represent a risk factor for SA regardless of BMI and ED diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Amenorrhea
  • Body mass index
  • Dieting
  • Eating disorders
  • Menstrual dysfunctions

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