Pharmacological therapies for anorexia nervosa

James L. Roerig, Kristine J. Steffen, James E. Mitchell, Scott J. Crow

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This chapter will review the evidence surrounding the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN). Medications are divided into three classes; antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics and miscellaneous agents. Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials will be emphasized. In the absence of controlled trials uncontrolled data is presented. Lastly, suggestions for future studies will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationChildren, Adolescents and Adults: Second Edition
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781631174032
ISBN (Print)9781631174001
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


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