Anorexia Nervosa and Total Parenteral Nutrition
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.