Ein palliativer Ansatz für schwerste Anorexia nervosa?

Translated title of the contribution: A palliative approach for severest anorexia nervosa?

A. L. Westermair*, K. M. Perrar, U. Schweiger

*Corresponding author for this work
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    Even with guideline-conform treatment in specialized outpatient clinics and intensive treatment programs, some patients suffering from severe and enduring anorexia nervosa do not achieve a satisfying level of mental health and quality of life. As this patient group is associated with a high mortality, a palliative stage of anorexia nervosa is postulated. In these cases, treatment decisions should factor in not only a prolongation of life but also quality of life, especially when compulsory treatment is considered. In doubtful cases, a palliative care physician and the clinical ethics committee should be consulted.

    Translated title of the contributionA palliative approach for severest anorexia nervosa?
    Original languageGerman
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)411-416
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2020

    Research Areas and Centers

    • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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