The role of complete weight restoration and menstrual recovery in sexual dysfunction improvement of female adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
ESC Congress Library. Karountzos V. May 10, 2018; 208218; ESC171
Dr. Vasileios Karountzos
Dr. Vasileios Karountzos
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Objective(s): The aim of this study is to assess the role of complete weight restoration and menstrual recovery in sexual dysfunction of adolescents diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa (AN).  Design and methods: Prospective study of 60 adolescents presented with secondary amenorrhea and diagnosed with AN based on DSM-IV criteria. Anthropometrics, body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, hormonal studies, responses to mental health screens (EAT-26) and Structured Interview for Anorexic and Bulimic Disorders-psychopathology scale  (SIABP) concerning intimacy, libido, sexual anxiety, partner and sexual relationships were obtained at the beginning and at complete weight restoration, in all adolescents, independently of menstrual recovery (Group A) or not (Group B) Results: At first attendance Girls of Group A had no statistically significant differences (p>0.05) with these of Group B regarding loss of libido, sexual anxiety and partner relationships (avoidance or absence). After complete weight restoration, loss of libido, sexual anxiety and partner relationships (avoidance or absence) reported in statistically significantly lower (p Conclusions: Sexual dysfunction is common across adolescents with AN. Complete weight restoration and menstrual recovery improves loss of libido, sexual anxiety and partner relationships in these girls, while sexual anxiety and loss of libido is negatively correlated with total body fat mass (%) and trunk fat mass (%).
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