Aspects of Early Detection of Anorexia Nervosa

  • W. L. Weeda-Mannak


Prospective, as well as retrospective, studies on outcome of anorexia nervosa have demonstrated that specific pretreatment characteristics have stronger association with outcome of illness than have different therapies (7, 16, 30). One of the pretreatment characteristics found to be related to poor outcome of anorexia nervosa is long duration of illness before treatment (23, 28). Based on these data is the hypothesis that early detection and intervention can enhance the prognosis of anorexia nervosa (8, 11). Implementation of early detection and interventional strategies, however, first requires answering fundamental questions related to aetiology, diagnosis as well as treatment in anorexia nervosa.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Secondary Amenorrhea Anorexia Nervosa Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Weeda-Mannak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical PsychologyState University LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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