Depression in anorexia nervosa

Elke D Eckert, John M. Davis

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In three collaborating institutions 105 hospitalized female anorexia nervosa patients were assessed for depressive symptomatology periodically during treatment. As a whole, patients were mildly to moderately depressed, being as depressed as anxious neurotics and less depressed than depressed neurotics. The more depressed patients showed a variety of characteristics, many of which have previously been shown to be indicators of poor prognosis. Over the course of treatment patients became less depressed. Weight gain was correlated with a decrease in depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1982


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