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Anorexia Treatment Hasn't Improved in 40 Years, UCSF Study Finds

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A recent study from UCSF revealed flaws in the way anorexia nervosa, the deadliest psychiatric disorder, is currently treated. Based on 40 years of data, the analysis found that commonly used treatments, including medicine and cognitive behavioral therapy, did not have better results than standard, supportive counseling. We’ll hear about the report, discuss where current treatments might be missing the mark and discuss new approaches that may move anorexia treatment past its long-standing plateau.

More Information on the Study:


Claire Mysko, CEO, <a href="https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/">The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)</a><br />

Madeleine Dean, volunteer, <a href="https://www.theprojectheal.org/">Project HEAL</a><br />

Erin Accurso, clinical director of the eating disorders program, and assistant professor, UCSF<br />


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