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Eating Disorders. Review Of Current Treatment Options For Anorexia Nervosa, Focused On Psychotherapy And Pharmacological Treatment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2020

B. Sánchez Sánchez*
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
P. Muñoz-Calero Franco
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
N. Rodriguez Criado
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
J.F. Cruz Fourcade
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
R. Martín Aragón
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
S. Bravo Herrero
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
M. García-Poggio Fernández
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
M. Gil-Eliche Moreno
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría, Madrid, Spain
A. De Cos Milas
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil, Madrid, Spain
N. Chinchurreta de Lora
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil, Madrid, Spain
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*Corresponding author.
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Abstract

Introduction

Anorexia nervosa is a disorder of eating behavior that is a major health problem on our society. It is characterized by three main criteria: self-induced starvation, desire for thinness or fear of obesity, and the presence of medical signs and symptoms due to improper feeding. This work is focused on its treatment. The biopsychosocial approach allows the design and application of effective therapeutic strategies and a multidisciplinary team collaboration is essential.

Objectives

Research of current pharmacological and psychotherapy treatments options of the disease.

Material and methods

Literature review based on articles and publications on this topic.

Results

In anorexia nervosa, it is necessary to establish a therapeutic alliance between doctor and patient. Patient usually feels no motivation to improve. The different treatments options to combine, in terms of the patient status, are: nutritional rehabilitation, cognitive-behavioral, family and interpersonal psychotherapies and pharmacological treatment. It can be carried out at the ambulatory, at the day-hospital or by medical stay, even beyond patient will.

Conclusions

Nowadays, the nutritional rehabilitation is the best treatment established and it is the core treatment. About the psychotherapies, the cognitive-behavioral is the most used because it has exposed better results in all different studies proved and in clinical practices, followed by the family therapy which is the responsible of the patient family's treatment. Pharmacological treatment should not be used systematically and its exclusive use is not enough to resolve anorexia nervosa as there are needed also other treatments combined.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their declaration of competing interest.

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Copyright © European Psychiatric Association 2016

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