Year: 1990 Source: The Nurse Practitioner, v.15, no.4, (April 1990), p.12,14-16,18,21 SIEC No: 19901350

Mortality estimates range between 1 & 15%, equally divided between medical complications (electrolyte disturbance, acute kidney failure, cardiac complications) & suicide. Successful treatment requires that health care providers understand these disorders’ psychological ramifications, types of associated depression, antidepressants uses & dosage, correction of nutritional deficiences, outpatient management & indications for hospitalization. (KM)