Report of the National Institutes of Health workshop on overcoming barriers to treatment research in anorexia nervosa
Article first published online: 15 APR 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: Featuring Abstracts from the 2004 International Conference on Eating Disorders
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages 509–521, May 2004
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Agras, W. S., Brandt, H. A., Bulik, C. M., Dolan-Sewell, R., Fairburn, C. G., Halmi, K. A., Herzog, D. B., Jimerson, D. C., Kaplan, A. S., Kaye, W. H., le Grange, D., Lock, J., Mitchell, J. E., Rudorfer, M. V., Street, L. L., Striegel-Moore, R., Vitousek, K. M., Walsh, B. T. and Wilfley, D. E. (2004), Report of the National Institutes of Health workshop on overcoming barriers to treatment research in anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 35: 509–521. doi: 10.1002/eat.10261
- Issue published online: 15 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 AUG 2003
- National Institutes of Health;
- National Institute of Mental Health;
- anorexia nervosa;
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with serious medical morbidity and has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop on Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Research in Anorexia Nervosa convened on September 26–27, 2002 to address the dearth of treatment research in this area. The goals of this workshop were to discuss the stages of illness and illness severity, pharmacologic interventions, psychological interventions, and methodologic considerations.
The program consisted of a series of brief presentations by moderators, each followed by a discussion of the topic by workshop participants, facilitated by the session chair.
This report summarizes the major discussions of these sessions and concludes with a set of recommendations related to the development of treatment research in AN based on these findings.
It is crucial that treatment research in this area be prioritized. © 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 35: 509–521, 2004.