A Controversial Approach to Eating Disorders

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A different approach to the treatment of eating disorders–one combining elements of behavior therapy, flooding, and family therapy has become known as the Maudsley Approach.

Rather than using psychological therapies and medication, this approach uses the family as the core element of treatment.

What occurs is that the entire family makes a commitment to live/eat meals with the person who has then eating disorder, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

It is said that there can be dramatic changes of behavior in short periods of time, and this method is viewed as having empirical support.

For more information:

Eating with an anorexic child: a controversial treatment

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