Treatment and Outcome of Adolescents with Anorrexia Nervosa

Adolesc Med. 1992 Oct;3(3):519-540.


Primary care providers need to be aware of the therapeutic partnership required for successful treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa. This partnership, based on a biopsychological model, addresses multiple aspects of the disorder rather than isolated goals, such as weight gain. Early, established, and severe anorexia are discussed, as well as options for outpatient care and hospitalization and possible outcome.