Journal article

Tackling mixed messages: Practitioner reflections on working with adolescents with atypical anorexia and their families

Melissa Kimber, Gina Dimitropoulos, Emily P Williams, Manya Singh, Katharine L Loeb, Elizabeth K Hughes, Andrea Garber, April Elliott, Ellie Vyver, Daniel Le Grange

EATING DISORDERS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The treatment of atypical anorexia nervosa (AN) poses new research and practice challenges for the field of eating disorders. The objective of this study was to describe frontline practitioners' perceptions of differences between adolescents living with atypical versus typical AN, as well as the intervention challenges they experience when working with these adolescents and their families. We followed the principles of fundamental qualitative description and recruited a purposeful sample of practitioners treating adolescent eating disorders to complete a one-on-one semi-structured interview. Conventional content analysis and the constant comparison technique were used for data analysis. A to..

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