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Identification of promising practices in the treatment of anorexia nervosa.

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Anorexia nervosa concerned, firstly, because this disorder is associated with many medical complications and secondly, because it is linked with a poor prognosis. Given these facts, it is imperative that effective treatments be available for anorexia nervosa. This article aims to present a systematic review of the literature on the best therapeutic modalities in the field of anorexia nervosa. Among these, we find outpatient treatment, importance of multidisciplinary team and various therapeutic approachs, like familial therapy.

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Name: Sante mentale au Quebec
ISSN: 0383-6320
Pages: 379-390

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The lack or loss of APPETITE accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat. It is the defining characteristic of the disorder ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

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