The case for early intervention in anorexia nervosa: theoretical exploration of maintaining factors.

@article{Treasure2011TheCF,
  title={The case for early intervention in anorexia nervosa: theoretical exploration of maintaining factors.},
  author={Janet Treasure and Gerald L Russell},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2011},
  volume={199 1},
  pages={
          5-7
        }
}
Here we revisit and reinterpret the original study in which the so-called 'Maudsley (London) model' of family therapy was compared with individual therapy for anorexia nervosa. Family therapy was more effective in adolescents with a short duration of illness. However, this is only part of the story. A later study describing the 5-year outcome contains important information. Those adolescents randomised to family therapy achieved a better outcome 5 years later. Moreover, the group with an onset… CONTINUE READING
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