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Home visits provide a better understanding of the psychopathology of a case of eating disorder

Eating disorders (ED) are characterized by abnormal eating behaviors that negatively affect the patient’s medical or psychiatric health, with symptoms usually developing during adolescence. Treatment for ED varies across patients and the disease time-course, reflecting differences in psychopathology and medical comorbidities. Here, we provide a brief review of the standard management strategy for ED and emphasize the importance of individualized treatment. To illustrate this, we present a case of ED in which a halt in development was observed during a home visit, which is an unusual component in the treatment of ED. Furthermore, as a result of our collective experience in treating ED, we recognize that discussion among multidisciplinary healthcare professionals is important to improve outcomes.

Author
Murakami S, et al
Volume
43
Issue
2
Pages
121-125
Published
2017.12.9

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