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World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2015, 3(2), 29-34
DOI: 10.12691/jnh-3-2-1
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Refeeding the Patient with Anorexia Nervosa: Perspectives of the Dietitian, Psychotherapist and Medical Physician

Bobbi Arthur1, Lindsay Strauss1 and Philip S. Mehler1, 2,

1Eating Recovery Center-- 7351 E Lowry Blvd, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80230

2ACUTE at Denver Health– 777 Bannock Street, MC4000, Denver, CO 80204;Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Pub. Date: April 02, 2015

Cite this paper:
Bobbi Arthur, Lindsay Strauss and Philip S. Mehler. Refeeding the Patient with Anorexia Nervosa: Perspectives of the Dietitian, Psychotherapist and Medical Physician. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2015; 3(2):29-34. doi: 10.12691/jnh-3-2-1

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality of any psychiatric illness. Yet, these patients are often young and have many productive years yet to live. Weight restoration and nutritional rehabilitation, along with psychotherapy, are at the core of a successful treatment plan along with avoiding medical complications during the early periods of refeeding. This article is generated from an extensive literature search including Pubmed and Embase (1990 to 2015), of English-language manuscripts that addressed this topical area. This paper provides multidisciplinary expertise from the vantage points of a dietitian, psychotherapist and internal medicine physician to help with the treatment of a patient with anorexia nervosa in order to effectuate a successful treatment outcome.

Keywords:
anorexia nervosa medical complications refeeding dietician psychotherapist

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