The British Journal of Psychiatry
Anorexia nervosa in a woman totally blind since the age of two.
J Yager, C A Hatton, L Ma


A 28 year-old woman, blind since the age of two, had become anorexic at 21. She had eating problems as a child, and weight preoccupation from her teens onwards. Psychiatric admission with other anorexic patients preceded the illness. Inability to see oneself does not protect against anorexia nervosa.