Drop-out from treatment for the eating disorders: A problem for clinicians and researchers


  • Mari Campbell

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    1. Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    2. Section of Family Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
    • Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ, UK.
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All professionals who work in the field of eating disorders will have encountered patients who do not make it into or through a course of treatment. This paper considers some of the difficulties that drop-out poses to clinicians and researchers. It also suggests strategies for addressing these challenges in future research and clinical practice. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.