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Anorexia nervosa 

Anorexia nervosa
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Anorexia nervosa
Author(s):

Gerald Russell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0102
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date: 23 September 2019

The chapter begins by describing the two different approaches in the conceptualization of anorexia nervosa, before covering the epidemiology, aetiology, clinical features both of classical anorexia nervosa (postpubertal) and anorexia nervosa of early onset (premenarchal), classification, course, and prognosis. Treatment is covered in detail, and the chapter provides both a review of the evidence and advice on management. The chapter ends with a discussion of ethical and medico-legal issues and prevention.

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