Use of Olanzapine in Anorexia Nervosa
J Clin Psychiatry 2005(5);66(5):654-655 [letter]
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Barbarich et al.1
report the potential benefits of olanzapine
in treating anorexia nervosa. I disagree with their results
and conclusions for the following reasons.
The study’s small sample size of 17 patients, 12 of whom
completed the study, could result in a type II error. That 71% of
patients completed the study is not “noteworthy,” as the authors