Family-based treatment for prodromal anorexia nervosa

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The use of evidence-based treatment (EBT) for psychological disorders is an aspiration held by many clinicians in an endeavor to engage in evidence-based practice. As with the research studies, comorbidities such as depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and other forms of anxiety may coexist with the eating disorder. Once the eating disorder is well-addressed, other psychiatric issues are more able to be treated and additional treatment may need to be sought outside of the specialty practice. The use of Family-Based Treatment in clinical practice with attention to the manualized protocol can be the realization of many individuals aspirations to make EBT more widely available to people suffering from eating disorders. FBT is the most efficacious treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN) known at present, and although it was originally developed as an outpatient weight restoration treatment, it observed improved psychological symptoms beyond mere weight restoration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sweeney, C; Loeb, KL; Parter, A; Hail, L; Zucker, N

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders: New Applications

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 176

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780415714730

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4324/9781315882444-17

Citation Source

  • Scopus