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ACNE as a Risk Factor for Anorexia Nervosa in Chinese

ACNE as a Risk Factor for Anorexia Nervosa in Chinese Abstract Acne is a highly visible and common skin disorder which is potentially disfiguring and associated with adverse emotional responses in adolescents, who are markedly sensitive to body image changes. Two psychologically vulnerable Chinese girls are reported, in whom traditional health concepts reinforced dieting behaviour, led to weight loss, regression of acne and eventually anorexia nervosa. The intricate interactions of acne, health beliefs, dieting behaviour and eating disorders are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry SAGE

ACNE as a Risk Factor for Anorexia Nervosa in Chinese

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
ISSN
0004-8674
eISSN
1440-1614
DOI
10.3109/00048679109077729
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Abstract

Abstract Acne is a highly visible and common skin disorder which is potentially disfiguring and associated with adverse emotional responses in adolescents, who are markedly sensitive to body image changes. Two psychologically vulnerable Chinese girls are reported, in whom traditional health concepts reinforced dieting behaviour, led to weight loss, regression of acne and eventually anorexia nervosa. The intricate interactions of acne, health beliefs, dieting behaviour and eating disorders are discussed.

Journal

Australian & New Zealand Journal of PsychiatrySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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