Family Based Therapy (FBT), also known as the Maudsley Approach, is the leading evidence based treatment for eating disorders in adolescents and children. Studies of FBT for anorexia nervosa have demonstrated that approximately two thirds of adolescent anorexia nervosa patients are recovered at the end of FBT while 75–90 percent are fully recovered at their five-year follow-up. FBT has also shown efficacy for bulimia nervosa. In FBT, the parents are considered to be the best resource for their child’s recovery. Parents play an active and positive role in order to help their child to:
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Eating disorders can be complex. The Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders is here to help you or your child resume healthy eating and return to a normal weight. We’ll provide advanced treatment along with support and encouragement.
At the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, our specialists diagnose and treat a range of eating disorders affecting children, adolescents and adults using proven approaches. Trust us: Experts plus evidence-based treatments equals excellent eating disorder care.
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At the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, our expertly trained staff has experience with the full spectrum of eating disorders. These eating disorders can affect the lives of patients in different ways — and can stem from different causes — which is why we’ve developed the skills to provide children, adolescents and adults with treatments that are tailored to a person’s individual situation.
Not many people know just how serious eating disorders are. In the United States, 20 million females and 10 million males suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder, making it more common than acute lymphocytic leukemia or breast cancer. Eating disorders, the third most common chronic illness among teen girls, have a higher mortality rate than any other mental illness.
Drs. Beth Brandenburg and Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders join the show.