Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders

Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders

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Family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders is an outpatient therapy in which parents are utilized as the primary resource in treatment. The therapist supports the parents to do the work nurses would have done if the patient were hospitalized to an inpatient-refeeding unit, and are eventually tasked with encouraging the patient to resume normal adolescent development. In recent years many new adaptations of the FBT intervention have been developed for addressing the needs of special populations. This informative new volume chronicles these novel applications of FBT in a series of chapters authored by the leading clinicians and investigators who are pioneering each adaptation.In another unique reworking of FBT, Danielle Colborn and Kara Fitzpatrick outline the therapeutic steps for families whose overweight adolescent is to embark on a surgical intervention for weight loss. The final two chapters of Part II focus on the challenges of affect dysregulation in adolescents diagnosed with an eating disorder. Kelly Bhatnagar and Lucene Wisniewski, experts in dialectical behavioranbsp;...

Title:Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders
Author: Katharine L. Loeb, Daniel Le Grange, James Lock
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-27

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