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A long-term follow-up of adolescent anorexia nervosa

Steinhausen, H. C. and Glanville, K.. (1983) A long-term follow-up of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Acta psychiatrica scandinavica, Vol. 68, H. 1. S. 1-10.

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Abstract

Twenty-one female patients between the ages of 15 and 44 years who had suffered from anorexia nervosa between the ages of 11 and 17 were re-evaluated at a mean follow-up of 9.4 years. The continuing psychic impairment of the former patients was apparent both in interviews and questionnaires. Abnormalities were found in 10 to 66% of the patients according to different symptoms and criteria. The outcome was less favourable for patients who had experienced a high initial weight loss and had been subjected to repeated in-patient treatment. Three variables were most significant in terms of poor long-term prognosis: pre-morbid obesity, pre-morbid eating disorders and complications during pregnancy.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Munksgaard
ISSN:0001-690X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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