At Psychiatry Grand Rounds in January 1998,
Katherine Halmi, MD, discussed the prognosis and treatment of Ms K, a
24-year-old graduate student with severe anorexia nervosa.1
Despite intensive psychotherapy, medical therapy, and treatment for
depression with multiple medications during the 7 years of her illness,
Ms K was maintaining her weight at about 74 lb (33 kg), 64% of the
lowest acceptable weight for her age, sex, and height. The patient had
recently moved to Boston and was working with her care providers to
address issues of control and poor self-esteem.
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