Role of occupational therapy for juvenile cases of anorexia nervosa Kikue Koshihara 1 , Hiroshi Yamane 1 1School of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University Keyword: (神経性無食欲症) , 作業療法 , 作業活動 , Anorexia nervosa , Occupational therapy , Activity pp.484-492
Published Date 2005/10/15
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 Occupational therapy for anorexia nervosa can be applied to patients without intervention to etiology such as food refusal or eating. The role of occupational therapy is to reduce stress associated with treatment. Preoccupation with weight and food is removed by involvement in enjoyable activities. In order to promote self-esteem and self-control, occupational therapists should recognize the patient's progress in occupational therapy and its positive results. The relationship with the occupational therapist should become a corrective/emotional experience for the patient, and should lead to improvement in personal relations. Occupational therapy is therefore considered an effective complementary approach for therapeutic intervention.

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