Determining "ideal" body weight in children who suffer from anorexia nervosa is complex. Pediatric patients cannot be treated like "little adults". An example of this principle is the way medication is dosed in childhood. The right dose of an antibiotic for a newborn is different than the right dose for a two year old or for a 14 year old. And so it is for setting "weight goals" in pediatric eating disorder patients.

Bear with me then, because this is not simple. And not only is it…

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