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November 22/29, 2006

Fluoxetine for Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(20):2439-2440. doi:10.1001/jama.296.20.2439-c

To the Editor: The controlled trial of fluoxetine vs placebo by Dr Walsh and colleagues1 found a lack of benefit from fluoxetine in the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa after regain of weight. Similar conclusions about both selective serotonin uptake reinhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants were reached in a Cochrane review.2