Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2014 Apr;12(1):65-66.

Successful Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in a 10-year-old Boy with Risperidone Long-acting Injection

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Course of Integrated Brain Sciences, University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Tokushima, Japan.


Although the effectiveness of medication in the treatment of anorexia nervosa is uncertain, atypical antipsychotics such as olanzapine and risperidone have been used empirically for decades. we describe the case of a 10-year-old boy with anorexia nervosa in whom remarkable improvement was seen following the administration of risperidone or risperidone long-acting injection and deterioration when these agents were ceased. Because this is, to the best of our knowledge, the first report describing the usefulness of risperidone long-acting injection for adolescent anorexia nervosa.


Anorexia nervosa; Eating disorders; Risperidone long-acting injection; Child
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