Pretreatment predictors of outcome in anorexia nervosa

K. A. Halmi, S. C. Goldberg, R. C. Casper, E. D. Eckert, J. M. Davis

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The relationship of selected pretreatment characteristics to weight gain during treatment was examined in 81 anorexia nervosa patients. Good prognostic indicators correlating positively with weight gain were: no previous hospitalizations for anorexia nervosa, a great amount of overactivity before treatment, less denial of illness, less psychosexual immaturity and the admission to feeling hunger. A perinatal history of delivery complications was associated with the poor outcome predictor of prior hospitalizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979


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