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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 52 (2010) 6, 417 - 421

Case report

Olanzapine in the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa

I.M. Hein, C. Huyser

summary
This article, which was triggered by a case study of a 15-year-old female patient, gives an overview of the literature on the use of olanzapine as an adjunctive treatment for anorexia nervosa in adolescents. On the basis of studies performed so far (two small double-blind placebo-controlled studies, two open-label trials, one retrospective study, a number of case studies that included adolescents, and four series of case studies on adolescents alone), the short-term results of using olanzapine were promising. However, careful monitoring is needed.

keywords adolescent, anorexia nervosa, olanzapine