Anorexia Nervosa

Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

 

1.      Hospitalisation is necessary if they are 20% below their expected weight or more than 30% below their expected weight. They can be in hospital for 2 to 6 months.
 
2.      Quite often they need individual and family therapy.
 
3.      In some cases medication may help, but has not really been found to be beneficial. 
 
The following are tell-tale signs to watch for if you have, or know someone who has this disorder:
 
1.      Extreme weight loss.
2.      Extreme weight variations.
3.      Excessive exercise/excessive compliance.
4.      Physical aspects:
·         Is there a change in appearance for the worse?
·         Is there a decrease in energy?
·         Is there an increase in the number of injuries?
·         Is there an increase in mild illnesses such as colds, flus,
          sore throats, etc?
5.      Is there evidence of mood changes or of depression?

 

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