Family-based treatment of eating disorders.

  title={Family-based treatment of eating disorders.},
  author={James D Lock and Daniel Le Grange},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={37 Suppl},
          S64-7; discussion S87-9
  • J. LockD. Le Grange
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of eating disorders
The current article provides a brief description of the theory and empirical support for family treatment of eating disorders. The main literature related to family treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) is reviewed and the findings highlighted. Family treatment, particularly as devised by researchers at the Maudsley Hospital, appears to be an effective treatment for adolescents with short-term AN. It also may be an appropriate treatment for BN in the same age group… 

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