Childhood and adolescent anorexia nervosa

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2002 Apr;11(2):219-35. doi: 10.1016/s1056-4993(01)00005-0.


Eating disorders are common during childhood and adolescence. Early intervention is associated with the best prognosis. Treatment interventions that focus on achieving ideal body weight and use various family therapy approaches are most likely to be effective. Much remains to be learned about the origin of AN, but there are promising recent advances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis*
  • Anorexia Nervosa / epidemiology
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Anorexia Nervosa / therapy
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Care Team
  • Risk Factors