Journal article

Day program for young people with anorexia nervosa

Jessica Green, Glenn A Melvin, Louise Newman, Meaghan Jones, John Taffe, Michael Gordon

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study examined changes in body mass index (BMI), anorectic cognitions, and psychological distress following day program treatment. METHODS: Participants were 42 female patients from the Monash Health Butterfly eating disorder day program, with anorexia nervosa (AN) restricting type (n = 35) or AN binge-eating/purging type (n = 7), ranging from 12 to 24 years. RESULTS: Participants' BMI increased significantly over time. Higher motivation at intake predicted a greater increase in BMI over time, compared to those with lower motivation at intake. There were also significant reductions in drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, anxiety, and depression scores, and improved moti..

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