Family Based Therapy

Family therapy has been a treatment mainstay for adolescents, but only one model of family treatment has been systematically studied. Maudsley Hospital's family-based treatment (FBT) has been the subject of five RCTs (Eisler et al. 2000; Le Grange et al. 1992; Lock et al. 2005; Robin et al. 1999; Russell et al. 1987). Although these trials are relatively small, they represent the entire evidence-based literature available to date for psychosocial treatments of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (see Table 106). Designed to empower parents to help restore their child's weight outside of the hospital, FBT has consistently demonstrated short- and long-term positive outcomes. Britain's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2004) considers FBT the treatment of choice for adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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