0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

1
Letter to the Editor   |    
Drs. Chabrol and Corraze Reply
HENRI CHABROL, M.D., Ph.D.; JACQUES CORRAZE, M.D., Ph.D.
Am J Psychiatry 2001;158:2092-b-2092. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.158.12.2092-b

To the Editor: We thank Dr. Vandereycken for his savant comment. We agree with his crediting Charles Lasègue priority for his description of anorexia nervosa. Lasègue’s article was translated into English (1, 2) before the publication of Gull’s article on anorexia nervosa (3). Gull attempted to, and largely did, gain the attribution of the discovery of anorexia nervosa with mentioning his previous quotation of hysterical epepsia as a differential diagnosis for tuberculosis or organic gastrointestinal diseases in cases of severe weight loss (Vandereycken and van Deth, 1989). But the very term he used indicated that he attributed weight loss to the absence of digestion (apepsia) and not to a restrictive diet.

Lasègue C: On hysterical anorexia. Med Times Gazette  1873; 2:265-266
 
Ibid, 2:367-369
 
Gull W: Anorexia nervosa (apepsia hysteria, anorexia nervosa). Transactions Clin Society London  1874; 7:22-28
 
+

References

Lasègue C: On hysterical anorexia. Med Times Gazette  1873; 2:265-266
 
Ibid, 2:367-369
 
Gull W: Anorexia nervosa (apepsia hysteria, anorexia nervosa). Transactions Clin Society London  1874; 7:22-28
 
+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Books
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 48.  >
APA Practice Guidelines > Chapter 0.  >
APA Practice Guidelines > Chapter 0.  >
DSM-5™ Clinical Cases > Chapter 10.  >
APA Practice Guidelines > Chapter 0.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
PubMed Articles