Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are a serious health problem in adolescents, especially for girls. At the same time, the problem of excessive obesity and obesity has grown into a public health problem.
The mandometer method was developed as part of the treatment of eating disorders to teach patients to normalize their eating behavior and to recognize their hunger signals using a computer, a Mandometer. This method is now used to treat both eating disorders and obesity in specialized clinics.
What evidence is available for the Mandometer method in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity?
SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.
Nathalie Peira and Sally Saad at SBU.