Five-years of family based treatment for anorexia nervosa: The Maudsley Model at the Children's Hospital at Westmead

@article{Wallis2007FiveyearsOF,
  title={Five-years of family based treatment for anorexia nervosa: The Maudsley Model at the Children's Hospital at Westmead},
  author={Andrew Wallis and Paul Rhodes and Michael R. Kohn and Sloane Madden},
  journal={International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={277 - 284}
}
The Eating Disorder Service at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) in Sydney, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders. In 2003 the Maudsley Model of family based treatment for anorexia nervosa was introduced to support outpatient care. This has resulted in positive changes in the dynamics of the eating disorder team, a change in the philosophies that underpin the program and the experience of families that consult the… 
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