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Should we shed the weight criterion for anorexia nervosa? (Australia)

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posted by Research Admin on 19 December 2018

Unlike anorexia nervosa, most psychiactric conditions do not include a physical criterion. Consequently, while both psychological and physical symptopms are adderessed in treatment, outcomes are predominantly focussed on weight gain. This means patients who achieve weight restoration may be discharged while still exhibiting all other psychological symptoms. The author concludes that shifting the focus from Body Mass Index (BMI) will remove weight stigmatisation and achieve a more inclusive treatment environment.

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Phillipou, A., & Beilharz, F. (2018). Should we shed the weight criterion for anorexia nervosa? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, December, 2018.