2010 Multi-site Study
Randomized clinical trial comparing family-based treatment with adolescent-focused individual therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
Lock J, Le Grange D, Agras WS, Moye A, Bryson SW, Jo B.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Oct;67(10):1025-32.FULL TEXT
University of Chicago:
Family-based Treatment Found Most Effective for Anorexia Nervosa Patients
Family Therapy for Anorexia Twice as Effective as Individual Therapy, Researchers Find
Selected Press Coverage:
New York Times: Bringing In Family to Combat Anorexia
NPR Morning Edition: Parents Can Make a Difference with Anorexic Teens
Newsweek: Anorexic Teens Get Boost From Family-based Treatment
Wall Street Journal: Parental Role Aids in Anorexia Recovery
Chicago Tribune: Study: Family-based Anorexia Treatment Most Effective
MSNBC: Anorexic Teens Recover Better With Parental Help
WebMD: Family Therapy Provides Longer-lasting Recovery for Teenagers with Anorexia