What is the likelihood anorexia nervosa will cause some form of impairment?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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In the Swanson study, 97.1% of adolescents with anorexia nervosa reporting suffering from some form of impairment (most commonly, social impairment) in the previous 12 months, with 24.2% reporting severe impairment; 11.6% reported a complete inability to carry out normal activities for at least 1 day. [16]


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