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Anorexia nervosa

  • Alternative Names

    Eating disorder - anorexia


    Prevention

    In some cases, prevention may not be possible. Encouraging healthy, realistic attitudes toward weight and diet may be helpful. Sometimes, talk therapy can help.


    References

    Attia E, Walsh BT. Beahvioral management for anorexia nervosa. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:500-506.

    Gowers SG. Management of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:331-334.

    American Psychiatric Association. Treatment of patients with eating disorders, third edition. American Psychiatric Association. Am J Psychiatry. 2006;163(7 Suppl):4-54.

    Bulik CM, Berkman ND, Brownley KA, Sedway JA, Lohr KN. Anorexia nervosa treatment: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Int J Eat Disord. 2007;40(4):310-320.

    le Grange D, Lock J, Loeb K, Nicholls D. Academy for eating disorders position paper: The role of the family in eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2009;43:1-5.