The acceptability, feasibility, and possible benefits of a neurobiologically-informed 5-day multifamily treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102297
About the Course:
Anorexia nervosa is a debilitating, often chronic, and sometimes fatal eating disorder that typically onsets in adolescence. The cause of anorexia nervosa is likely complex, and much remains unknown. As a result, current treatments have limited effectiveness, especially for adults. This course describes the promising outcomes of a novel intensive 5-day, multi-family treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa and their support system that targets neurobiologically-based temperament traits to reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Findings suggest this is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective approach to reduce symptoms of anorexia nervosa. This study begins to address the critical need to develop and test neurobiologically-targeted treatments for adults with AN.
Christina E. Wierenga, PhD; Laura Hill, PhD; Stephanie Knatz Peck, PhD; Jason McCray, PhD; Laura Greathouse, MPH; Ivan Eisler, PhD; Walter H. Kaye, MD; Danika Peterson, BA; Amber Scott, BA
Discover a novel treatment for anorexia nervosa that is based on a neurobiological understanding of eating disorder symptoms and behaviors.
Describe the components of the treatment, including the 5-day intensive, multi-family format.
Describe outcomes of the treatment in terms of its acceptability, feasibility, and impact on symptoms and family function.
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