Cyproheptadine in anorexia nervosa.

  title={Cyproheptadine in anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Solomon C. Goldberg and Katherine A Halmi and Elke D Eckert and Regina C. Casper and John M Davis},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
In three hospitals 81 female patients satisfying rigorous diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa were randomly allocated to one of four treatment combinations of cyproheptadine and placebo with behaviour therapy and no behaviour therapy. Cyproheptadine was found to be effective in inducing weight gain in a subgroup of anorexia nervosa patients who (a) had… CONTINUE READING