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Anorexia Nervosa

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  • James E. Mitchell, M.D.,
  • and Carol B. Peterson, Ph.D.

Anorexia nervosa is associated with a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric conditions, marked treatment resistance, frequent medical complications, and a substantial risk of death. Several psychotherapeutic approaches are used; family therapy is commonly used in adolescents.

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No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo (J.E.M.); and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis (C.B.P.).

Address reprint requests to Dr. Mitchell at 1244 Wildwood Way, Chaska, MN 55318, or at .

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