Laurynas Bukelskis, Brigita Baks
While the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa becomes clearer, specific treatment has not been established yet. A lot was expected from atypical antipsychotics, especially olanzapine among them. Although the neurobiology of the disease and the mechanism of these drugs suite each other, the clear benefit has not been determined. It seems that body mass index and the cognition of the disease are not significantly affected, although depression might be improved. The presentation delivered during the 8th international conference of forensic psychiatry „Reflection of reality – norm and pathology“ was aimed to review the literature about the basis and efficacy of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of anorexia nervosa.
Keyword(s): anorexia nervosa, atypical antipsychotics, olanzapine.
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