Brief Report

Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 224-227

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Treatment of adolescent patients with eating disorders: Description of a psychodynamic approach in clinical practice

  • N. GodartAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris Email author 
  • , F. AtgerAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
  • , F. PerdereauAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
  • , G. AgmanAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
  • , Z. ReinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
  • , M. CorcosAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
  • , Ph. JeammetAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris

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Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is now usually considered to be a multifactorial disorder, and there is a consensus among clinicians that its treatment should be aimed at restoring weight, altering anorexic attitudes, treating any medical complications, supporting and treating the family, enhancing autonomy, facilitating identity formation, and increasing self-esteem by means of psychotherapy. The practical aspects of such treatments not only vary from country to country, but sometimes also from one treatment team to another. International meetings dedicate considerable discussion to the subject but, as it seems to be relatively ignored in the published literature, we here describe the main elements of our own method.

Key words

Adolescents eating disorders psychodynamic approach hospitalisation outpatients