When Family Therapy Isn't Enough: New Treatment Directions for Highly Anxious and Dysregulated Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Mima Simic, Leslie Karwoski Anderson, Laura A. Berner, Stephanie Knatz Peck, Katrina Hunt, Walter H. Kaye, Ivan Eisler

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Abstract

Eating disorders-focused family therapy (FT-AN)1 has been shown through about a dozen randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to be the first-line treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) (Couturier et al., 2013). Studies show that FT-AN leads to full remission by the end of treatment in between 35 and 50 percent of patients (Lock, 2015), while between 10 and 40 percent have a poor outcome (Le Grange et al., 2014; Lock, 2015). Thus, there is a need to modify the standard family treatment or add additional elements to address the needs of adolescents who do not respond to existing family therapy treatment approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Treatment Developments, Patient Insights, and the Role of Carers
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages113-132
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781317233947
ISBN (Print)9781138648982
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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