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Minerva Psichiatrica 2017 June;58(2):110-2

DOI: 10.23736/S0391-1772.17.01924-0

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention to treat a geriatric patient with anorexia nervosa

Serene HASAN 1, Phillip J. SEIBELL 2, Joshua M. NADEAU 1, 3, Eric A. STORCH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1 Rogers Behavioral Health, Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, USA; 2 OCD and Anxiety Psychiatry of Westchester, P.C., Hawthorne, NY, USA; 3 Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA; 4 Department of Health Management and Policy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; 5 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; 6 All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, St. Petersburg, FL, USA


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The purpose of this report was to present a case on a patient diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (AN) and how cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention can be used as an efficacious form of treatment for geriatric patients. Notable factors in working with an elderly patient are highlighted. The information offered in this report provides direction for future research on the subject.


KEY WORDS: Aged - Anorexia nervosa - Cognitive therapy

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