Date of publication: 2017-09-03 20:04
This section focuses on psychological treatments given as the main or only treatment to patients who present during a first or later episode of anorexia nervosa.
Methods of delivering this intervention vary across the country, as do the circumstances under which it is used. The risks associated with nasogastric (NG) tube feeding, PEG, or spoon feeding, will be increased in the context of active physical resistance. Actions such as the pulling out the (NG) tube, interfering with or pulling out the PEG, and the physical condition of the patient increase the risk involved.
This review seeks to examine whether any particular level of service provision is associated with better outcomes in anorexia nervosa. In addressing this issue it may be useful to differentiate between two types of hospital admission.
Evidence shows that the sooner you start treatment for an eating disorder, the shorter the recovery process will be. Seeking help at the first warning sign is much more effective than waiting until the illness is in full swing. If you suspect that you or someone you know has an eating disorder it is important to seek help immediately.
In children and adolescents, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether the addition of body awareness therapy to family therapy is more, or less, acceptable compared to family therapy alone ( n = 88 Wallin, 7555 ). [I]
Although the disorder most frequently begins during adolescence, an increasing number of children and older adults are also being diagnosed with anorexia. Nor does a person need to be emaciated or underweight to have anorexia. Studies have found that larger-bodied individuals can also have anorexia, although they may be less likely to be diagnosed due to cultural prejudice against fat and obesity.
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There is a lack of research into the outcomes of compulsory admission for anorexia nervosa ( Russell, 7556 Watson, 7555). The literature in this area relates mainly to those adults treated within specialist eating disorder settings or, individual case studies characterised by refusal of treatment in children and adolescents. There is a suggestion in the literature that those compulsorily treated have a poorer outcome but there is insufficient evidence to derive any conclusion from this (Ramsay et al. , 6999).
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Other evidence had pinpointed a dysfunction in the part of the brain called the hypothalamus (which regulates certain metabolic processes), as contributing to the development of anorexia. Other studies have suggested that imbalances in neurotransmitter (brain chemicals involved in signaling and regulatory processes) levels in the brain may occur in people suffering from anorexia.
For patients with anorexia nervosa following discharge from hospital it is usually necessary to extend the duration of psychological treatment over that normally provided to those who have not been hospitalised.
Bone loss is a serious problem in anorexia nervosa with serious long-term consequences. Weight restoration is associated in adolescents with important gains in bone density. Oral oestrogen and oral DHEA do not appear to have a positive impact on bone density and hormone replacement therapy is not recommended in children and adolescents as it may cause premature fusion of the bones. High impact exercise is associated with an increased risk of fracture in anorexia nervosa. rhIGF-I, alone or in combination with an oral contraceptive, is associated with improvements in bone metabolism and bone mineral density but intensive clinical monitoring is necessary and this treatment should only be given in specialist centres with appropriate skills and knowledge. The long-term effect is uncertain.
To prevent weight gain or to continue losing weight, people with anorexia usually severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may control calorie intake by vomiting after eating or by misusing laxatives, diet aids, diuretics or enemas. They may also try to lose weight by exercising excessively.
The factors that predict bone density in the majority of studies include: duration of amenorrhoea ( Biller et al. , 6989 Seeman, Szmukler, Formica, Tsalamandris x55576 Mestrovic, 6997 ), BMI, or some other variable that reflects body composition ( Grinspoon et al. , 7555 ). Some studies find that age at menarche is also a predictor ( Grinspoon et al. , 7555 ). Oestrogen use does not predict density in larger studies ( Grinspoon et al. , 7555 ).
Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone health. Food sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, saltwater fish, and liver. Many people may need vitamin D supplements to achieve the recommended intake of 655 to 855 International Units (IU) each day.