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Effectiveness of psychopharmacology in Anorexia Nervosa treatment

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 28, No. 2, Pages 69-71

Lukasz Zadka

II Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation , Medical University of Lublin, 20-439 Lublin, Głuska 2, Poland


DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2015-0046

Abstract

The eating disorder that generates the highest death rate is that of anorexia nervosa, and current treatment is a combination of equalization of somatic state and patient education. Moreover, psychical symptoms occurring in the course of anorexia nervosa are thought to have a crucial influence on the course of the disease. Hence, in medical literature, the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions is also widely described.
Still, the implementation of appropriate psychopharmacology is now considered an additional method of treatment, rather than a therapy of choice. Yet, in spite of many years of research, there are no absolute recommendations given, nor are instructions within the scope of psychopharmacological treatment proffered, although the selection of psychopharmacological items must respect both the patient’s psychic and somatic states. In recent years, the popularity of psychopharmacological treatment has increased; therefore, we feel that it is justified to present the latest scientific information in this respect.

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Keywords

anorexia nervosa, treatment, psychopharmacology.

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