Heat in the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa

  • E. Gutierrez
  • R. Vazquez
Case Report


The paper presents the results of heat treatment in three cases of anorexia nervosa (AN), in which marked overactivity and/or strenuous exercising were prominent clinical features. Heat was supplied in three ways: continuous exposure to a warm environment, wearing a thermal waistcoat, and sauna baths in an infrared cabin. The outcomes went far beyond what had been expected, as the disappearance of hyperactivity was followed by progressive recovery.


Anorexia nervosa heat-treatment strenous exercising thermoregulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Gutierrez
    • 1
  • R. Vazquez
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Psicologia Clinica y Psicobiologia, Facultad de PsicologiaCampus Universitario SurSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Psicologia EvolutivaSocial y de Personalidad, UNEDPontevedraSpain

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