Sunday, July 27, 2008

FBT: Two case studies

I found two case studies of success with Family-Based Treatment (Maudsley) that was published in the Mayo Clinic research journal.

You can read the pdf here: Family Based Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

On a personal note, what I found especially illustrative were the charts of the weights of the teens (one girl, one boy) on pages 3 and 4.

I intend to compile some of these links and post them in the right-hand column. I'll be working on this, and a longer article on dopamine, over the next week.


marcella said...

I was fascinated, particularly by the second case where CBT and motivational interviewing had been tried first and FBT later. Motivational interviewing is Janet Treasure's latest "thing" and CBT much touted and believed in by our local team for adults. I tend to wish that my daughter would consent to either but she's not keen. Are there any studies when either is used AFTER FBT

Carrie Arnold said...

I will have to look. I very much like the idea of motivational interviewing to connect with the part of you that isn't consumed by the ED.

It might be worth asking Lock and Legrange about what happens to the families for whom FBT isn't successful. What then? They research second-line cholesterol drugs and chemotherapies for cancer; eating disorders should be no different.