It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Achalasia, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Anorexia Nervosa.
Treatment of anorexia nervosa is a multi-targeted approach. It includes doctors and dietitians to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Hospitalisation is required if the lack of nutrition leads to serious conditions. A mental health professional is also required to help the patient understand about the benefits of a healthy diet. The doctor will need to rule out any other medical conditions that ay result in weight loss. A mental health professional can help in diagnosing anorexia nervosa based on the symptoms and a mental exam of the patient.