Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 431–437 | Cite as

A prospective follow-up of children with anorexia nervosa

  • Rachel Bryant-Waugh
  • Matthew Hankins
  • Roz Shafran
  • Bryan Lask
  • Abe Fosson
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Abstract

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.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Bryant-Waugh
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Matthew Hankins
    • 1
  • Roz Shafran
    • 1
  • Bryan Lask
    • 1
  • Abe Fosson
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychological MedicineGreat Ormond Street Hospital NHS TrustLondonEngland
  2. 2.Great Ormond Street HospitalUSA
  3. 3.Huntercombe Manor HospitalUSA
  4. 4.Department of PaediatricsBehavioural Science and Psychiatry, J422 Kentucky Clinic, Chandler Medical CenterLexingtonUSA

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