Cause and treatment of anorexia nervosa

  title={Cause and treatment of anorexia nervosa},
  author={M. Zandian and I. Ioakimidis and C. Bergh and P. S{\"o}dersten},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • M. Zandian, I. Ioakimidis, +1 author P. Södersten
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • The hypothesis that eating disorders are caused by an antecedent mental disorder, presently believed to be an obsessive compulsive disorder, has been clinically implemented during many years but has not improved treatment outcome. Alternatively, eating disorders are eating disorders and the symptoms of anorexic patients and probably bulimic patients as well, are epiphenomena which emerge as a consequence of starvation. This hypothesis is supported by the observations of the effects of a 6 month… CONTINUE READING
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