Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Could this be an effective treatment for anorexia nervosa?

While it's not a cure, there's hope for a treatment for the horrible disease of anorexia nervosa and it's as simple as an older medication that's been used for another illness for quite a while now.

The cause or causes of anorexia aren't understood yet, but it's certainly much more complicated than many think. As researchers delve into the possibilities, they found that in one study, 34 women who were receiving treatment for their disease responded well to a medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa). Olanzapine is usually used for the treatment of schizophrenia.

In this article, Drug helps anorexia patients gain weight, feel happy, the writer discusses the results of the study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

If this proves to be an effective treatment for anorexia nervosa, this could change many lives.

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