Anorexia nervosa in a long-term perspective: results of the Heidelberg-Mannheim Study.

@article{Deter1994AnorexiaNI,
  title={Anorexia nervosa in a long-term perspective: results of the Heidelberg-Mannheim Study.},
  author={H C Deter and Wolfgang Herzog},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
The long-term outcome of 84 anorexia nervosa patients was studied over a period of 12 years using global clinical ratings and differential physical findings in addition to standardized psychometric measurements. An unusual polarization into good and fatal outcomes was found, with a high recovery rate of 54% and a high mortality rate of 11%. When psychiatric and somatic comorbidity and psychosocial functioning were included in the assessment, the recovery rate was only 41% after 12 years. Clear… CONTINUE READING

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