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Depression in anorexia nervosa

  • Elke D. Eckert (a1), Solomon C. Goldberg (a1), Katherine A. Halmi (a1), Regina C. Casper (a1) and John M. Davis (a1)...

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In three collaborating institutions 105 hospitalized female anorexia nervosa patients were assessed for depressive symptomatology periodically during treatment. As a whole, patients were mildly to moderately depressed, being as depressed as anxious neurotics and less depressed than depressed neurotics. The more depressed patients showed a variety of characteristics, many of which have previously been shown to be indicators of poor prognosis. Over the course of treatment patients became less depressed. Weight gain was correlated with a decrease in depression.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr Elke D. Eckert, Box 393 Mayo Building, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

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Depression in anorexia nervosa

  • Elke D. Eckert (a1), Solomon C. Goldberg (a1), Katherine A. Halmi (a1), Regina C. Casper (a1) and John M. Davis (a1)...

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