CHAPTER 23

 

EATING DISORDERS

 

 

 

The American Psychiatric Association's Practice Guideline for Eating Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1993) describes a number of biological, psy-chotherapeutic, educational, and nutritional treatment strategies for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This section is generally consistent with the work group's recommendations, but more recent studies presented herein (e.g., of the newer medications) may alter the clinician's treatment decisions. (Note: This section refers primarily to the treatment of adults and older adolescents. Younger adolescents and children may require further specialized evaluation and care that are beyond the scope of this text.)

307.1 ANOREXIA NERVOSA

Patients with anorexia ...

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