Opiate addiction and anorexia nervosa: A case report

Dean D. Krahn, John Dequardo, Blake A. Gosnell

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The case of a young female patient with onset of anorexia nervosa at 14 and subsequent development of dependence on opiate drugs is reported. Her positive family history for opiate dependence and the relationship between her eating behavior and the use of opiate agonists or antagonists are highlighted. Implications of this case for the treatment of eating disorders with opiate antagonists are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1990


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