In brief: Anorexia treatment: When less is more

In brief

Anorexia treatment: When less is more

Published: March, 2014

Young women with anorexia nervosa, determined to starve themselves, are often reluctant to undertake psychotherapy. A clinical trial suggests that some of them, at least, might be better off without it.

Anorexic women were divided into three groups given 20 weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, or "nonspecific support or clinical management."

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