The biology of human starvation


Authors:1950, Keys, A., Brožek, J., Henschel, A., Mickelsen, O. and Taylor, H. L.
" The section on psychology deals with behavior and complaints in natural and experimental starvation, intellective functions, and personality. Characteristic starvation changes included a marked depression, irritability, intense preoccupation with thoughts of food, decrease in self-initiated activity, loss of sexual drive, and social introversion. Eight case studies are presented and social implications of semi starvation are considered."