Bernard Kabuth, james lock : treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents : from Lorraine to California

The principal author’s one-year stay at the Stanford university child psychiatry clinic allows French and American practitioners to compare their clinical practice of the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in adolescents.
The two countries’ differences are less founded in theoretical references than in the cultural context and the system for financing medical care.
Hospitalisation and outpatient care indications and conditions are compared. The discussion shows the advantages and disadvantages of the two practices. The interest of the therapeutic separation, which no longer exists in California, is commented upon.