Evidence-based treatment of anorexia nervosa


  • Christopher G. Fairburn MD

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    1. From the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry
    • Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, United Kingdom
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This paper addresses the question “Is evidence-based treatment of anorexia nervosa possible?” “Barely” is the conclusion drawn. New forms of treatment are needed for adults with anorexia nervosa, and the true value of family-based treatment for adolescents has yet to be established. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.