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Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents$
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Jacqueline Corcoran

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375718.001.0001

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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

(p.159) 8 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Jacqueline Corcoran

Oxford University Press

Rates of diagnosable anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are low in youth because DSM criteria is not typically applicable to adolescents. Therefore, the majority of teens seeking treatment qualify for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. This chapter reviews the evidence basis for the treatment of eating disorders. The vast majority of studies on eating disorders pertain to adults, and there is a lack of study on AN, in general. The Maudsley Model of family therapy has received attention for adolescent AN but there is not yet convincing evidence that it is more effective than supportive therapy. Considering the adult literature, CBT, interpersonal therapy, and antidepressants may be helpful for bulimia symptoms in adolescence. More treatment outcome studies on adolescent eating disorders are needed before such manifestations develop into full-blown disorders and entrenched patterns of dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors result.

Keywords:   eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, Maudsley family therapy, CBT, interpersonal therapy, antidepressants

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