NZEDC response to conclusions in recent meta-analysis study on anorexia nervosa treatment.

NZEDC response to conclusions in recent meta-analysis study on anorexia nervosa treatment.

NZEDC holds some concerns about the message of the paper, which has arrived at the conclusion that current specialised treatments have no advantages over comparator treatments as usual in terms of psychological symptoms and no advantage in terms of weight recovery at follow up.

We are concerned that the message this paper inadvertently sends could do significant harm to patients and their families and to clinicians and we believe that the message to this paper needs to be refined.