Barometric Nervosa


  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, University Center for Research & Development, Chandigarh University,
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Non communicable disease unit, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;
  • Saurabh Arora Department of Endocrinology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India



Barometric Nervosa


In this article, we conceptualize and critique the condition, barometric nervosa, which we define as “an extreme obsession with measuring one’s weight and other anthropometric parameters, leading to ill-health”. Barometric nervosa may be related to, but is different from, anorexia nervosa, which is characterized by extremely low body weight, along with either restrictive eating or binge eating, and purging. We suggest that this aspect of psychobarocrinology be addressed as a part of clinical evaluation, and be explored in future research in bariatric medicine.

Keywords: Anorexia, obesity, barometric nervosa, egodystonic obesity, orthorexia nervosa

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How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Nitin Kapoor, & Saurabh Arora. (2023). Barometric Nervosa. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(8), 1742–1743.




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