Psychodynamic explanation of AN

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  • Psychodynamic explanation of AN
    • Crisp- fear of growing up
      • Some develop AN as a result of a fear of growing up, becoming adult is stressful event , they might feel unable to cope with it.
      • AN may be an unconscious attempt to remain pre-pubescent and prevent reaching sexual maturity.
    • Overall body appearance- decreased bone mass, delayed growth and stay child sized.
    • Psychological- Impaired concentration, lack of insight and sleep disturbances.
    • Breasts- Stop developing and reduce in size.
    • Reproductive system- Menstrual dysfunction, infertility, amenorrhea and decreased testosterone.


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