An Update on Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents

@article{Lock2015AnUO,
  title={An Update on Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents},
  author={James Lock},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Child \& Adolescent Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={707 - 721}
}
  • J. Lock
  • Published 12 January 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Eating disorders are relatively common and serious disorders in adolescents. However, there are few controlled psychosocial intervention studies with this younger population. This review updates a previous Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology review published in 2008. The recommendations in this review were developed after searching the literature including PubMed/Medline and employing the relevant medical subject headings. In addition, the bibliographies of book chapters and… 
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