The British Journal of Psychiatry
The outcome of anorexia nervosa in younger subjects.
R M Hawley


Twenty-one children who conformed to DSM-III criteria for anorexia nervosa, and who were aged 13 or younger at onset, were followed up after several years (mean = eight) using a range of outcome parameters. Comparison of these results with previous studies of later onset cases suggests that the age of onset of anorexia nervosa carries no prognostic significance.