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Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2009;11(1):100-3.

Anorexia nervosa: an increasing problem in children and adolescents.

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  • Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, New York 10605, USA. kah29@cornell.edu


Information from eating disorder clinics across five continents suggests that anorexia nervosa is becoming an increasing problem in children and young adolescents. There is some indication that anxiety disorders in childhood may be a major risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa. Early recognition and family treatment for this disorder are essential to prevent chronic impairment.

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