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January 6, 1999

Clinical Crossroads: A 24-Year-Old Woman With Anorexia Nervosa

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(1):35-36. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-1-jbk0106

To the Editor: Dr Halmi1 presents a full survey of epidemiologic studies, discusses possible genetic factors, and speculates about the role of neurotransmitter anomalies.

Where is the discussion of psychosocial factors, emotional factors, and psychodynamics, the neuropsychobiological matrix, "body image," and the like?

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