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Use of mirtazapine in an adult with refractory anorexia nervosa and comorbid depression: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20127940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective of this report was to describe an efficacious treatment of an adult with long-standing anorexia nervosa (AN). A 50-year-old woman with an over 7-year history of AN and comorbid major depression had been treated unsuccessfully with numerous psychotropic medications, manualized cognitive behavior therapy, and an intensive outpatient treatment program before referral. After treatment with mirtazapine, she gained weight and her depression improved. A 9-month follow-up revealed a maintenance of these benefits. Mirtazapine may be useful for older, chronically ill patients presenting with AN and comorbid depression. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Debra L Safer; Alison M Darcy; James Lock
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
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