Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Anorexia Nervosa Outlook

What to expect with anorexia nervosa:

  • Recovery from anorexia nervosa may take as long as six months to five years.
  • The outlook for anorexia nervosa improves the sooner treatment begins.
  • About 50 percent of women with anorexia nervosa eventually recover.
  • About 16 percent of women with anorexia nervosa die from complications of the disease.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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