Research brief: SSRIs no benefit in anorexia

Prozac (fluoxetine) is of little benefit to patients with anorexia nervosa, US researchers say. A study of 93 anorexia patients who had achieved a minimum BMI of 19 after intensive inpatient or day centre treatment showed that the antidepressant had no effect on the chance of relapse. Patients were randomly assigned to receive fluoxetine or placebo for a year (JAMA 2006: 295: 2,605-12).

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