Family interventions in adolescent anorexia nervosa

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2009 Jan;18(1):159-73. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2008.07.004.


Although our understanding of the mechanisms of change in eating disorder treatment remain limited, the empiric evidence for the effectiveness of family therapy for adolescent Anorexia Nervosa is gaining strength. A history of family involvement in psychiatric care, current approaches to family intervention in eating disorders and evidence for their efficacy are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Anorexia Nervosa / therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Family Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parenting / psychology
  • Prognosis
  • Systems Theory