Year: 2002 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.59, no.6, (June 2002), p.545-552 SIEC No: 20030088

Investigated whether adolescents with eating disorders are at an elevated risk for physical & mental disorders during early adulthood. Psychosocial & psychiatric interviews were administered to a representative sample of 717 adolescents & their mothers. Subjects were found to be at a substantially elevated risk for anxiety disorders, cardiovascular symptoms, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, depressive disorders, limitaions in activities due to poor health, infectious diseases, insomnia, neurological symptoms, & suicide attempts during early adulthood. (58 refs)