Anorexia Nervosa (cont.)
What Is the Follow-up for Anorexia Nervosa?
Treatment of anorexia nervosa often takes years, during which time close follow-up with a doctor is essential.
What Is the Prognosis for Anorexia Nervosa?
- Death from the medical complications of anorexia or from suicide can be as high as 18%. Having the disease for a long time heightens the risk of death or severe complications.
- About half of those affected will make a full recovery.
- Some people will develop chronic relapses.
- Coexisting psychiatric conditions may worsen the prognosis.
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