Solange Cook-Darzens

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There are no official guidelines for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in young patients. Some recommendations have been proposed by a group of British experts (N.I.C.E., 2004), based on results from controlled studies. Our inpatient care unit takes into account the different dimensions of anorexia nervosa in this subgroup of young patients and proposes an(More)
INTRODUCTION Anorexia nervosa is a serious psychiatric disorder, for which very few validated therapeutic strategies exist. The specific sociocognitive style of anorexic patients has already been described in the 1960s: it involves a concrete style with abstraction difficulties. Current neuropsychological tests have contributed to a more precise definition(More)
Family meal research is a fast growing field that has significant implications for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders (ED). Using a scoping review procedure, this article overviewed major historical and clinical trends that have guided the use of family meals or lunch sessions in adolescent ED family therapy over the past 40 years, and(More)
From the outset, the systemic and family movement has expressed an interest in eating disorders, more specifically anorexia nervosa, establishing causal links between family functioning and aetiology and advocating family therapy as the treatment of choice for this disorder. Because of high consistency between its explanatory and therapeutic dimensions,(More)
Multiple Family Therapy (MFT) has gained increasing popularity in the treatment of eating disorders and many programs have been developed over the past decade. Still, there is little evidence in the literature on the effectiveness on MFT for treating eating disorders. The present study examines the effects of a particular model of Multiple Family Therapy on(More)
Multiple family therapy (MFT) is a therapeutic method that brings together several families affected by the same pathology. Although from an ideological and conceptual point of view, MFT is often linked to family therapy and group therapy, it is difficult to define it with precision, a weakness which may in turn hinder research on therapeutic effectiveness.(More)
It has previously been noted that one of the essential features of Caribbean families is the dominant position of women. Compared with the Western model of the nuclear family, these "matrifocal" families can give the impression that men and fathers are only marginally present or completely absent from the family scene, thus encouraging clinicians to view(More)
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