How does age of onset affect the prognosis of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Onset of anorexia nervosa before adulthood predicts a more favorable outcome, although onset at too young an age, before 11 years, is a poor prognostic factor. [53]


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