Anorexia Nervosa and Total Parenteral Nutrition

November 25, 1993

Published By ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa can have a devastating outcome. There is a high rate of treatment failures and recidivism among anorectic patients. Further, it is generally accepted that unless one can effectuate a significant weight gain in these patients, treatment is even more likely to fail. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) offers an alternative mode of treatment to be used in the armamentarium to successfully treat anorexia nervosa.

Read the full article in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.


  1. Mehler PS, Weiner KL. Anorexia Nervosa and Total Parenteral Nutrition. International Journal of Eating Disorders 14(3):297-305, 1993. DOI: 10.1002/1098-108X(199311)14:3<297::AID-EAT2260140308>3.0.CO;2-X