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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 Oct;28(4):537-547. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 Jul 4.

Update on Treatments for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
2
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address: Daniel.LeGrange@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

There are few systematic studies of treatment of bulimia nervosa (BN) in adolescents. Although family-based treatment has demonstrated preliminary evidence to support involvement of caregivers in treatment, there is significant opportunity for improvement in mitigating binge-eating and purging symptoms among adolescents afflicted with BN. When caregivers are unable to participate in treatment, there is evidence that BN-specific cognitive behavioral therapy approaches are helpful for some adolescents. Further research is needed to determine for whom, and under what conditions certain types of family involvement might be most effective in adolescent treatment of BN.

KEYWORDS:

Bulimia nervosa; Eating disorders; Family-based treatment

PMID:
31443872
PMCID:
PMC6709693
[Available on 2020-10-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2019.05.002

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