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[Comment] The challenges of treating anorexia nervosa

11 Jan 2014

The evidence base for anorexia nervosa treatment is meagre But clinical trials for anorexia nervosa are difficult to conduct, attributable partly to some patients' deep ambivalence about recovery, the challenging task of offering a treatment designed to remove symptoms that patients desperately cling to, the fairly low prevalence of the disorder, and high dropout rates. The combination of high dropout and low treatment acceptability has led some researchers to suggest that we pause large-scale clinical trials for anorexia nervosa until we resolve these fundamental obstacles.

Date: 
11 January 2014

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