A prospective follow-up of children with anorexia nervosa
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- Bryant-Waugh, R., Hankins, M., Shafran, R. et al. J Youth Adolescence (1996) 25: 431. doi:10.1007/BF01537540
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We report on a prospective follow-up (mean 3.1 years) of 22 children with anorexia nervosa (mean age at onset—12.1). Adequate information was obtained for 18 children. The specific outcome was good in 10 (55.5%), intermediate in 5 (27.8%), and poor in 3 (16.7%); none had died. No prognostic factors were identified. The findings are compared with those from the long term follow-up of a previous cohort of children with anorexia nervosa, and confirm the unsatisfactory prognosis for this age group.