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Volume 10, issue 1

Case report

Hospital or home – long-term hospitalisation in anorexia nervosa. Case study

Cezary Żechowski1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 81-87
Keywords: anorexia nervosa, hospitalisation, case report

Abstract

A case is reported of a female anorexic patient, repeatedly hospitalised over long periods of time. Difficulties emerging in the course of treatment are discussed, as well as the effect on the course of illness of such factors as the father's alcoholism, co-operation of the patient and the family in the treatment, and role of family secrets.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Cezary Żechowski,
Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
Al. Sobieskiego 9,
02-957 Warszawa