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September 1980

Outcome of Anorexia NervosaA Review of the Literature (1954 to 1978)

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, St George's Hospital Medical School, the University of London.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1980;37(9):1041-1046. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780220079009

• An overview of research on the outcome of anorexia nervosa in the last 25 years is presented. Findings in the areas of mortality, nutritional status, eating difficulties, menstrual function, psychiatric status, psychosexual and psychosocial adjustment, and treatment effects are discussed.