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ERIC Number: ED237870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Symptoms, Causes and Possible Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
Odebunmi, Akin
This document provides research findings, a discussion of etiology, case studies, and treatment approaches for anorexia nervosa. The research findings classify the anorexic patient by sex, age, presenting characteristics, socioeconomic status, premorbid personality, and cultural and familial characteristics. The etiology of anorexia nervosa is presented according to four major theories: biochemical, neuroendocrinological, developmental, and familial. Two anecdotal case studies are presented in detail. Treatment is reviewed according to correlates of success and interventions. Phases of treatment follow from identification of disorder, to body system stabilization, to therapeutic intervention. Various drugs found effective in treatment are reviewed as well as therapeutic interventions, including psychotherapy, hypnosis and biofeedback, and behavior modification. A bibliography is included. (BL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A