New Study Faults Current Anorexia Treatments

The New York Times recently published an article about the results of a study that tested a more aggressive re-feeding program for patients suffering from anorexia nervosa.
We’re interested in hearing your thoughts in reaction to this study. Do you think faster re-feeding would be good? bad? necessary? dangerous? frightening for patients?

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3 Responses to “New Study Faults Current Anorexia Treatments”
  1. A Therapist says:

    Treat the Anxiety associated with the problem and you solve the Anorexia.

  2. Amy says:

    I think that it would be very bad, first of all it could actually cause more health problems for the patient eg. re-feeding syndrome, which is already a common thing. Not to mention the mental toll it would take. The re-feeding process is already extremely frightening/anxiety provoking. What needs to be addressed from the start is the anxiety around food and eating, and the root of the problem, not just stuffing the patient with food faster than it already happens. That’s just ridiculous in my opinion.

  3. Mary says:

    I think it’s ridiculous to focus treatment purely on re-feeding. Eating disorders stem from anxiety around food-that anxiety needs to be addressed along with the re-feeding process. Re-feeding is also a long process. You can’t just shove food down the patient’s throat and hope for the best. It is a lengthy process that requires time, energy, dedication, and strength.

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