The prevalence of anorexia nervosa (AN) is estimated at 0.3-0.7 percent among adolescent females between 15-19 years of age; yet the age of onset is even younger. AN can be medically serious in developing adolescents with malnutrition, leading to growth retardation, pubertal delay or interruption, and peak bone mass reduction. Several recent reviews have examined the evidence supporting Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for individuals of all ages with eating disorders. FBT is the current recommended first-line treatment for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. In the past decade, an impressive number of prevention programs for eating disorders (ED) in general have been developed and evaluated in randomized controlled trials (RCT) and have allowed meta-analyses to be conducted. When linked to in-person medical services, such as medical monitoring by a pediatrician, Internet-delivered programs may help reduce mental health care disparities for adolescent AN.
|Title of host publication||Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Applications|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||53|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|