Treatments of medical complications of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

J Eat Disord. 2015 Apr 5;3:15. doi: 10.1186/s40337-015-0041-7. eCollection 2015.

Abstract

Inherent to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are a plethora of medical complications which correlate with the severity of weight loss or the frequency and mode of purging. Yet, the encouraging fact is that most of these medical complications are treatable and reversible with definitive care and cessation of the eating-disordered behaviours. Herein, these treatments are described for both the medical complications of anorexia nervosa and those which are a result of bulimia nervosa.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia nervosa; Medical complications; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Review