Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 219–224 | Cite as

A Case Series of Family-Based Therapy for Weight Restoration in Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa

  • Eunice Y. Chen
  • Daniel le Grange
  • Angela Celio Doyle
  • Shannon Zaitsoff
  • Peter Doyle
  • James P. Roehrig
  • Blaine Washington
Original Paper

Abstract

This case series aims to examine the preliminary efficacy, acceptability and feasibility of Family-Based Treatment to promote weight restoration in young adults with anorexia nervosa. Four young adults with sub/threshold anorexia nervosa were provided 11–20 sessions of Family-Based Treatment for young adults with pre-, post- and follow-up assessments. At post- and follow-up, 3/4 participants were in the normal weight range, 3/4 were in the non-clinical range on the Eating Disorders Examination and reported being not/mildly depressed. At post-treatment, 2/4 were in the good psychosocial functioning range and by follow-up, 3/4 were in this range. These results suggest that Family-Based Treatment for young adults with anorexia nervosa is a promising treatment.

Keywords

Family-based therapy Anorexia Young adults 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eunice Y. Chen
    • 1
  • Daniel le Grange
    • 1
  • Angela Celio Doyle
    • 1
  • Shannon Zaitsoff
    • 2
  • Peter Doyle
    • 1
    • 3
  • James P. Roehrig
    • 1
  • Blaine Washington
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Division of PsychologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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