Family-based treatment shows promise in aiding anorexic teens

10/4/2010 | HealthDay News

Researchers found that 49% of teenagers with anorexia nervosa who subscribed to the family therapy model had achieved full remission after one year compared with 23% of those who underwent individual treatment. The study aims to illustrate that instead of blaming parents, "the family actually needs to learn how to help directly solve the problem of the child eating and over-exercising, and find solutions at home where the child is living," the lead author said.

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