Chapter 4. Pharmacological Treatment of Eating Disorders

  1. Mario Maj3,
  2. Katherine Halmi4,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor5 and
  4. Norman Sartorius6
  1. Martina de Zwaan1,2 and
  2. James Roerig2

Published Online: 28 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470867183.ch4

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

How to Cite

de Zwaan, M. and Roerig, J. (2003) Pharmacological Treatment of Eating Disorders, in Eating Disorders, Volume 6 (eds M. Maj, K. Halmi, J. J. López-Ibor and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470867183.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 4

    Eating Disorder Program, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

  3. 5

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 6

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of General Psychiatry, University Hospital of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    Department of Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2003
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2003

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848654

Online ISBN: 9780470867181



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Pharmacotherapy of Eating Disorders: Only a Few Conclusions Can be Drawn. Authored by James E. Mitchell

  • Pharmacotherapy for the Eating Disorders: A Clinical Perspective. Authored by Pierre Beumont

  • Psychopharmacological Therapy of Disorders of Eating Behaviour: Past and Future. Authored by Francesca Brambilla

  • Pharmacological Treatment of Eating Disorders: Much Progress, Many Problems. Authored by B. Timothy Walsh

  • Medicating Disordered Eating: Moving Toward the Next Generation of Studies. Authored by Michael J. Devlin

  • Clinical Decision-making from a Spotty Evidence Base: Connecting the Dots in Eating Disorders Treatment. Authored by Joel Yager

  • New Treatments for People with Eating Disorders: Hope Renewed. Authored by Josue Bacaltchuk and Phillipa Hay

  • Is Psychopharmacological Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders Necessary? Authored by Cecilia Bergh

  • Evidence vs. Experience in Eating Disorders. Authored by Robert H. Belmaker

  • Pharmacotherapy for Eating Disorders: Beyond Serotonin? Authored by Christopher Paul Szabo

  • New Trends in the Pharmacotherapy of Binge Eating Disorder. Authored by José Carlos Appolinario