Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Family-Based Treatment With Adolescent-Focused Individual Therapy for Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
JAMA Psychiatry, 10/18/2010
Lock J et al. – To evaluate the relative efficacy of family–based treatment (FBT) and adolescent–focused individual therapy (AFT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa in full remission. Twenty–four outpatient hours of treatment over 12 months of FBT or AFT. Participants were assessed at baseline, end of treatment (EOT), and 6 months' and 12 months' follow–up posttreatment. Although both treatments led to considerable improvement and were similarly effective in producing full remission at EOT, FBT was more effective in facilitating full remission at both follow–up points.