Journal article

Family therapy for anorexia nervosa

Caroline A Fisher, Sarah E Hetrick, Nola Rushford

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is characterised by distorted body image and deliberately maintained low body weight. The long term prognosis is often poor, with severe medical, developmental and psychosocial complications, high rates of relapse and mortality. Different variants of family therapy have been commonly used for intervention. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of family therapy compared with standard treatment and other treatments. SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neuroses Controlled Trials Register (CCDANCTR) was searched until August 2008; MEDLINE, PsycInfo and EMBASE and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched up to January 2008. A conference ab..

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