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Refeeding Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

  • S. W. Touyz
  • P. J. V. Beumont
  • D. Glaun

Abstract

The present paper compares a lenient and strict operant conditioning programme in refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa. Sixty five consecutive inpatients participated in the study. There was no significant difference in the rate of weight gain between the two treatment approaches. There was, however, a number of practical advantages in using the more lenient programme. It was more economic, and patients were more co-operative and motivated towards treatment.

Keywords

Weight Gain Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Operant Conditioning Admission Patient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Touyz
    • 1
  • P. J. V. Beumont
    • 1
  • D. Glaun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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