According to recent research from Florence, Italy, "In view of the menstrual disturbances involved, gynaecologists frequently come into contact with girls suffering from eating disorders that can rapidly evolve into anorexia nervosa. The ability to make a precocious diagnosis of the severity of both physical and psychopathological involvement, to offer clear explanations of the links between reproductive function and energy availability and to motivate psychotherapy can be of paramount importance for the prognosis."
"Similarly, obese adolescents might require counselling for menstrual disorders or alleged endocrine dysfunction. Knowledge of the markers of metabolic...
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