Family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa

  title={Family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa},
  author={Esther Blessitt and Stamatoula Voulgari and Ivan Eisler},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review Research into the efficacy and practice of family therapy for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa has been ongoing for the past 4 decades. Research results continue to highlight the effective role of family therapy for the treatment of anorexia in adolescents. This review aims to present findings and opinions from relevant articles published over the past 12 months, related to the treatment of adolescent anorexia, utilizing family therapy and multi-family therapy… 

Treatment of eating disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry

Although there is some evidence of the effectiveness of new child and adolescent psychiatric treatment approaches to eating disorders, the relapse rate remains very high, and there is an urgent need for ongoing intensive research.

Clinician perspective on parental empowerment in family‐based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa

This qualitative study explored which core principles of family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) are perceived as most necessary for FBT to be effective in clinical

User satisfaction with family-based inpatient treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: retrospective views of patients and parents

Family-based inpatient treatment for adolescents with severe AN who have failed to respond to outpatient treatment seemed to be highly valued by parents and viewed by adolescents as acceptable.

Adapting family‐based therapy to a day hospital programme for adolescents with eating disorders: preliminary outcomes and trajectories of change

The results suggest that family-based treatment can be adapted to day hospital programmes for adolescents, and parents’ self-efficacy increased during the first 3 months of treatment, and their knowledge and confidence in their effectiveness against the eating disorder increased between 3 and 6 months post-assessment.

Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders: Concepts and Management

  • P. Robinson
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • 2019
The recovery curve for anorexia nervosa seems to follow an exponential pattern with an asymptote that approaches but does not meet the horizontal, suggesting that recovery is always possible, and clinicians should be alert to the possibility in all patients.

Client Perspectives of Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders in Community Practice Settings

This qualitative study explores client experiences to further understand psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders in community practice settings. Eight participants shared their

Eating disorders in children and adolescents

The feeding and eating disorders category in DSM-5 now also includes pica, rumination, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), which were previously part of the Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence.

Nutrition entérale à domicile dans l’anorexie mentale : à propos d’une série de cas

La nutrition enterale a domicile a permis un gain de poids regulier, en accord avec les recommandations internationales et les dernieres donnees de the science, chez des patients souffrant d’anorexie mentale, sans augmenter le risque de syndrome de renutrition inapproprie, et en reduisant de facon importante the duree d”hospitalisation.

An investigation of uncertainty and intolerance of uncertainty and associated factors in anorexia nervosa

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Multi-Family Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescence

The theory guiding the development of multi-family treatment for bulimia nervosa in adolescents aged 13–18 is outlined, the areas of need identified by previous studies, and the treatment that has been designed to meet these needs.

Therapeutic alliance and family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

It appears that therapeutic alliance plays an important role in outcome in family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa, while adolescents who were remitted on psychological measures showed a higher therapeutic alliance between themselves and the therapist early in treatment.

Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating Disorders: An Update

This paper aims to review the recent developments in family therapy for adolescent eating disorders, underscoring the impact on clinical practice and the likely implications for future research.

Comparison of 2 family therapies for adolescent anorexia nervosa: a randomized parallel trial.

The findings of this study suggest that FBT is the preferred treatment for adolescent AN because it is not significantly different from SyFT and leads to similar outcomes at a lower cost than SyFT.

The clinical and theoretical impact of a controlled trial of family therapy in anorexia nervosa.

The practical and theoretical implications of the results of a controlled treatment trial compared with individual, supportive psychotherapy for the management of severe eating disorder and notions of family structure, the family life-cycle and symptomatic and family change are discussed.

The effect of multiple family therapy on weight gain in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: pilot data.

Preliminary research suggests that multiple family therapy (MFT) may be an effective intervention for adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN) and may be more effective than TAU in restoring weight in adolescents with AN.

Intensive multi-family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa: Adolescents' and parents' day-to-day experiences

The experiences of six families involved in a 4-day multi-family therapy (MFT) group for adolescent anorexia nervosa were examined day by day. Participants completed daily records (journals and

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adjunctive Family Therapy and Treatment as Usual Following Inpatient Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa Adolescents

Adding family therapy sessions, focusing on intra-familial dynamics rather than eating symptomatology, to a multidimensional program improves treatment effectiveness in girls with severe AN.

Family functioning in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa.

Improvements in several family functioning domains were uniquely related to full remission at the end of treatment in both FBT and AFT, and remission from AN was associated with improved family dynamics, regardless of treatment type.

Therapeutic alliance in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa.

Therapeutic alliance is achievable in adolescents with anorexia nervosa in both AFT and FBT, but demonstrated no relationship to full remission of the disorder.