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Gow, Joan-Beth; Carpino, Lisa A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Anorexia nervosa is a complex behavioral disorder with the highest risk of death of any psychological disorder. Between 15% and 20% of those suffering from anorexia die from complications that are attributed either directly or indirectly to self-starvation. Heritability for anorexia is around 0.5, meaning about 50% of the risk for anorexia is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Behavior Disorders, Eating Disorders
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Chun, Christian W. – Classroom Discourse, 2020
Aside from mentioning possible issues of hidden identities and curriculum development relating to anorexia, little research has been done exploring how discourses of eating disorders and images of the body have been mediated by teachers and learners in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classroom. Drawing upon an ethnographic EAP classroom…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Curriculum Development, Eating Disorders, Discourse Analysis
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Misluk-Gervase, Eileen – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
Art therapy can be particularly successful in addressing the specific needs of individuals struggling with anorexia nervosa (AN) through the use of the creative process. This article provides an understanding of the effect of malnourishment on the brain for individuals with AN and discusses how their unique needs can be met through the application…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Eating Disorders, Creativity, Brain
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Rupa, Megha; Girimaji, Satish; Muthuswamy, Selvi; Jacob, Preeti; Ravi, Malavika – Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2013
Anorexia nervosa is a rare but sever psychiatric disorder in adolescence, with chronicity and death being the most feared consequence. Emotional Insight into one's problem is considered a key determinant of success in therapy. The following case study of a 14-year-old client, describes the process of therapy as it unfolded across 45 sessions. An…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Therapy, Counseling Theories, Adolescents
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Hurst, Kim; Read, Shelly; Wallis, Andrew – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2012
Anorexia nervosa is a serious psychiatric disorder that usually occurs in adolescence. The course of the illness can be protracted. Current empirical evidence suggests that the Maudsley Family-Based Treatment (MFBT) is efficacious for adolescents. MFBT empowers parents as a crucial treatment resource to assist in their child's recovery. The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Eating Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Adolescents
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Loeb, Katharine L.; Hirsch, Alicia M.; Greif, Rebecca; Hildebrandt, Thomas B. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
This article describes the successful application of family-based treatment (FBT) for a 17-year-old identical twin presenting with a 4-month history of clinically significant symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN). FBT is a manualized treatment that has been studied in randomized controlled trials for adolescents with AN. This case study illustrates…
Descriptors: Siblings, Eating Disorders, Twins, Females
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Brady, Mary T. – Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 2011
The author describes a sub-group of anorexic patients who present themselves clinically as "invisible" and "insubstantial". The concept of "invisibility" is understood in terms of primitive object relations. The underpinning of this dynamic is a lack of separation and differentiation from mother and a consequent effort to live inside her skin. The…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Evaluation, Psychopathology, Patients, Phenomenology
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Loeb, Katharine L.; Lock, James; Greif, Rebecca; le Grange, Daniel – Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2012
This paper describes the transdiagnostic theory and application of family-based treatment (FBT) for children and adolescents with eating disorders. We review the fundamentals of FBT, a transdiagnostic theoretical model of FBT and the literature supporting its clinical application, adaptations across developmental stages and the diagnostic spectrum…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Pathology, Etiology, Family Environment
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Salbach-Andrae, Harriet; Bohnekamp, Inga; Pfeiffer, Ernst; Lehmkuhl, Ulrike; Miller, Alec L. – Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2008
The aim of this study was to describe a case series of adolescents (mean age = 16.5 years, SD = 1.0) with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) who received dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Twelve outpatients with AN and BN took part in 25 weeks of twice weekly therapy consisting of individual therapy and a skills training group.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Behavior Modification, Psychopathology, Adolescents
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Thomas, Jennifer J.; Vartanian, Lenny R.; Brownell, Kelly D. – Psychological Bulletin, 2009
Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is the most prevalent eating disorder (ED) diagnosis. In this meta-analysis, the authors aimed to inform Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders revisions by comparing the psychopathology of EDNOS with that of the officially recognized EDs: anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN),…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology
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Le Grange, Daniel; Binford, Roslyn; Loeb, Katharine L. – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005
Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe a case series of children and adolescents (mean age = 14.5 years, SD = 2.3; range 9-18) with anorexia nervosa who received manualized family-based treatment for their eating disorder. Method: Forty-five patients with anorexia nervosa were compared pre- and post-treatment on weight and menstrual…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Psychiatry, Patients, Adolescents
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Cotrufo, Paolo; Gnisci, Augusto; Caputo, Immacolata – Journal of Adolescence, 2005
We screened a sample of 259 female students, aged 17-20 years old, by means of the Eating Disorder Inventory 2 (EDI 2) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). Those students identified to be at risk for an eating disorder underwent a semi-structured interview to provide a diagnosis according to DSM-IV criteria. We also considered the…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Epidemiology, Females, Adolescents
Willingham, Barbara – Behaviour Problems Bulletin, 1988
The article reports the case history of a 15-year-old Australian girl with anorexia nervosa. Information is also given on prevalence, causes, definitions, and treatments including hospitalization, co-therapy, psychotherapy, behavior modification, family therapy, and counseling. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Behavior Modification, Case Studies
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Lock, James; le Grange, Daniel; Forsberg, Sarah; Hewell, Kristen – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Objective: Research suggests that family-based treatment (FBT) is an effective treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). This retrospective case series was designed to examine its usefulness with younger children. Method: Data were abstracted from medical records of 32 children with a mean age of 11.9 years (range 9.0-12.9) meeting…
Descriptors: Therapy, Adolescents, Family Counseling, Eating Disorders
Westerlage, Patricia A. – 1980
The author traces the case histories of five anorexic female patients treated in the therapeutic milieu in a psychiatric inpatient unit. The history of anorexia nervosa is reviewed, incidence of the disorder is cited, and common characteristics are described. Case histories are presented in terms of events precipitating the weight loss, behavior…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Case Studies, Children, Emotional Disturbances
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