Anorexia nervosa. Current perspectives in research.

  title={Anorexia nervosa. Current perspectives in research.},
  author={William J Rockwell and J K Nishita and Everett H. Ellinwood},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={7 2},
This article is a thorough update of drug treatment studies and basic research. In their presentation of drug interventions, the authors discuss the efficacy of such psychotropic medications as neuroleptics, tricyclic antidepressants, lithium carbonate, cyproheptadine, and delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol. An overview of new research perspectives on two new anorectogenic substances--AP, isolated from the urine of "hypothalamic" anorectics, and satietin, purified from normal serum--is presented.