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1

Why is anorexia nervosa harder to treat than bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder?

It is egosyntonic - the person feels good about their eating behaviours - whereas bulimia and binge-eating disorder are egodystonic and cause feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing

2

State some early presentations of eating disorders

Increased rigidity in eating behaviour, changes in mood and social withdrawal, cutting out favourite foods, process of denial

3

State the first step in managing an eating disorder

Stabilising the patient

4

State the 3 targets of treatment

Stabilising the patient, normalising eating and weight, and managing physical risk

5

What is the first-line treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Family-based therapy

6

What are second-line treatments for anorexia nervosa?

Eating-disorder targeted CBT or Maudsley anorexia nervosa treatment for adults (MANTRA)

7

Is inpatient care more effective than outpatient-based care?

No

8

What is the standard treatment for binge-eating disorder?

A guided self-help program supplemented with brief supportive sessions

9

Which part of family therapy for anorexia nervosa has been shown to have the greatest impact on recovery?

Inclusion of a family meal

10

Alongside therapy, what should all anorexia nervosa patients be prescribed?

An age-appropriate oral multivitamin and multimineral supplement, until their diet includes enough to meet their dietary reference values

11

What is the first-line treatment for bulimia nervosa?

Family therapy