Chapter 49. Family Therapy and Marital Therapy

Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D.; James D. Lock, M.D., Ph.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585622986.262393



Several psychosocial treatments for bulimia nervosa (BN) have been explored, while only modest efforts have been devoted to the exploration of such treatments for anorexia nervosa (AN). Among these interventions are family therapy and marital therapy, both of which have received little enquiry in BN, while family therapy in particular has received much more attention in AN. Findings from the few published studies for adults with AN are inconclusive, but involving parents in treatment has allowed a more optimistic picture to emerge for adolescent AN.

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