Restrictive eating disorders in previously overweight adolescents and young adults

Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 Mar;87(3):165-171. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.87a.19034.


Eating disorders are common in adolescents and young adults, including those with a history of overweight or obesity, and are associated with numerous systemic sequelae. Understanding the differences in presentation between these patients and those who have a more classic anorexia nervosa phenotype is critical to ensuring timely recognition and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / etiology*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malnutrition / etiology*
  • Malnutrition / psychology
  • Pediatric Obesity / complications
  • Pediatric Obesity / psychology*
  • Young Adult