Medical complications of anorexia nervosa and their treatments: an update on some critical aspects

  title={Medical complications of anorexia nervosa and their treatments: an update on some critical aspects},
  author={C. Brown and P. Mehler},
  journal={Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity},
  • C. Brown, P. Mehler
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
  • Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Many of the deaths are attributable to medical complications which arise as the malnutrition and weight loss worsens. Every body system may be adversely affected by anorexia nervosa. Yet, remarkably, most of the medical complications of anorexia nervosa are treatable and reversible with optimal medical care, as part of a multidisciplinary team who are often involved in the care of these patients. Herein, we will… CONTINUE READING
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