Currently, research support is strongest for family-based treatment (FBT) for the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN) in adolescents. However, a strong evidence base for treatments for older adolescents and young adults with AN is lacking. Emphasizing social support in the treatment of AN may be beneficial for older adolescents and young adults with AN. This paper provides a brief review of the literature on FBT for adolescent AN and provides a case example of adolescent AN treated with FBT. We then discuss novel treatments that have incorporated social support for older adolescents and young adults with AN, such as modified FBT and couple-based interventions. We provide case studies of each of these novel treatment approaches as well. Additionally, this paper highlights and discusses developmental considerations and challenges in working with older adolescents and young adults with AN.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Cognitive and Behavioral Practice|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Drs. Pisetsky and Utzinger are supported by Grant T32 MH 082761 (P.I.: S.J. Crow) from the National Institute of Mental Health .
- anorexia nervosa
- cognitive-behavioral therapy
- eating disorders