What is included in the long-term monitoring of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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For patients with the mild stage of anorexia nervosa, reevaluate in 1-2 months to check that the weight is not decreasing, that health is maintained, and that the patient has not developed bad eating habits. Surveillance is required to ensure that the patient has not progressed to the moderate stage.

Complications of weight-control habits include the inability to break the cycle of disordered eating as an outpatient and the inability to initiate effective outpatient psychotherapy. [89]


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