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Anorexia Nervosa Summary

Description: An eating disorder that is characterized by the lack or loss of APPETITE, known as ANOREXIA. Other features include excess fear of becoming OVERWEIGHT; BODY IMAGE disturbance; significant WEIGHT LOSS; refusal to maintain minimal normal weight; and AMENORRHEA. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)

Also Known As: Anorexia Nervosas; Nervosa, Anorexia; Nervosas, Anorexia

Networked: 2127 relevant articles (76 outcomes, 332 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Anorexia Nervosa

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. olanzapine (Zyprexa) : 8 outcomes 15 studies in 38 results : FDA 13
  2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 8 outcomes 13 studies in 27 results : FDA 51 Generic
  3. Antipsychotic Agents (Antipsychotics) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 22 results : IBA
  4. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 4 outcomes 16 studies in 79 results : IBA
  5. Hormones : 2 outcomes 17 studies in 100 results : IBA
  6. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 85 results : IBA
  7. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
  8. erucylphosphocholine : 2 outcomes in 2 results : IBA
  9. Leptin : 1 outcome 32 studies in 145 results : IBA
  10. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 1 outcome 14 studies in 92 results : FDA 176 Generic
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Diseases Related to Anorexia Nervosa

  1. Weight Gain
  2. Bulimia Nervosa
  3. Binge-Eating Disorder (Binge Eating Disorder)
  4. Eating Disorders (Eating Disorder)
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)
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Key Therapies for Anorexia Nervosa

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  1. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 28 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 35 results
  3. Estrogen Replacement Therapy : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results
  4. Nursing Care : 1 outcome 7 studies in 10 results
  5. Deep Brain Stimulation : 1 outcome 4 studies in 20 results
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