Anorexia nervosa following sexual harassment on the internet

A case report

Agnes Gati, T. Tényi, Ferenc Túry, Márta Wildmann

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Abstract

Background: Sexual abuse may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa. No information is available on sexual abuse through the Internet and its connection to the development of eating disorders. Method: We report on a case of an adolescent female with the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, whose symptomatology correlated significantly with an incident of sexual harassment experienced via the Internet. Results: A case of on-line harassment suffered without off-line follow-up is reported to have led to a restrictive type of anorexia nervosa, where the symptomatology was connected to a "computer scatology" like persecution of our patient. Discussion: A causal connection of the on-line sexual harassment suffered and development of eating disorder is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-477
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Internet
  • Sexual harassment

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Food Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Anorexia nervosa following sexual harassment on the internet : A case report. / Gati, Agnes; Tényi, T.; Túry, Ferenc; Wildmann, Márta.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2002, p. 474-477.

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Gati, Agnes ; Tényi, T. ; Túry, Ferenc ; Wildmann, Márta. / Anorexia nervosa following sexual harassment on the internet : A case report. In: International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2002 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 474-477.
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