Anorexia nervosa: a combined therapeutic approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ten female patients with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa were treated with a combination of behavior modification and psychotherapy and, when appropriate, psychotropic medication. All patients had favorable weight gain and improvement in adjustment during hospitalization. Later crises for each patient thus far have not significantly affected their weight. Three case histories illustrate the method used. The interrelationship between weight gain and the process in psychotherapy is illustrated and the psychopathologic features typical of this patient population are discussed. We conclude that the combined therapeutic method described is an effective and appropriate approach to the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parker, JB; Blazer, D; wyrick, L

Published Date

  • April 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 448 - 452

PubMed ID

  • 191935

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-197704000-00026


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States