The outcome of anorexia nervosa in the 20th century.

  title={The outcome of anorexia nervosa in the 20th century.},
  author={Hans Christoph Steinhausen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={159 8},
  • H. Steinhausen
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
OBJECTIVE The present review addresses the outcome of anorexia nervosa and whether it changed over the second half of the 20th century. METHOD A total of 119 study series covering 5,590 patients suffering from anorexia nervosa that were published in the English and German literature were analyzed with regard to mortality, global outcome, and other psychiatric disorders at follow-up. RESULTS There were large variations in the outcome parameters across studies. Mortality estimated on the… 

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