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Clinical Trial Investigates Cognitve Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa


Clinical trial determines that CRT therapy for anorexia nervosa is of no value for adolescents

Anorexia nervosa is a debilitating condition requiring extensive treatment. Scientists are continuously looking for new ways to treat this condition. A clinical trial has sought to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents.

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme food restriction and an intense fear of gaining weight. It is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that affects people of all ages, but its impact on adolescents can be particularly severe.

Adolescents with anorexia nervosa often face cognitive impairments that can interfere with their ability to recover fully from the disorder. In an effort to correct this, CRT has been proposed as a treatment option for these patients.

Cognitive remediation therapy is a type of therapy that helps individuals with cognitive impairments, such as those with anorexia nervosa, to improve their thinking and reasoning abilities. However, its effectiveness in adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa requires further validation.

Clinical Trial

A clinical trial looked at the effects of CRT on adolescent inpatients with anorexia nervosa and compared them to other treatment options.

The trial included 56 females aged 11-17 years diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. They were divided into two groups; one group received CRT while the other group received standard treatment. The study outcomes were measured with the help of several scores and the results of the two groups were compared at the end of the treatment and 6 months after treatment completion.

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The results of the clinical trial showed that participants who received CRT did not have any significant improvements in their neuropsychological functioning compared to those who received standard treatment. These results indicated that CRT did not have any significant advantage over the standard treatment.

Overall, the results of this clinical trial suggest that cognitive remediation therapy may not be a superior treatment option for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. This is significant for healthcare providers and patients as it demonstrates that standard treatment techniques may be the go-to option for this disease.


In conclusion, the clinical trial provides evidence that cognitive remediation therapy may not be a superior treatment option for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. The clinical trial advocates the use of traditional treatment regimens for the management of this disorder. This highlights the need for further research to explore new treatment options for anorexia nervosa. It is important for patients and their parents to consult a doctor before embarking on any treatment for this disease.

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