Journal article

A case series of family-based treatment for adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa

Elizabeth K Hughes, Daniel Le Grange, Andrew Court, Susan M Sawyer

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

The aim of this case series was to examine engagement in and outcomes of family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents with DSM-5 atypical AN, that is, adolescents who were not underweight at presentation. Consecutive referrals for FBT of adolescents with atypical AN to a specialist child and adolescent eating disorder program were examined. Engagement in treatment (i.e., dose of treatment, completion rate), and changes in psychological symptomatology (i.e., eating disorder symptoms, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, obsessive compulsiveness), weight, and menstrual function were examined. The need for additional interventions (i.e., hospitalization and medication), and estimated remission rat..

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