This study was supported by a grant from the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research to the first author. Manuscript development was supported by K23 MH71641, also to the first author, and MH070693, to the second author.
Adolescent eating disorders: treatment and response in a naturalistic study†
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
© 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 66, Issue 3, pages 277–301, March 2010
How to Cite
Thompson-Brenner, H., Boisseau, C. L. and Satir, D. A. (2010), Adolescent eating disorders: treatment and response in a naturalistic study. J. Clin. Psychol., 66: 277–301. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20646
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
- eating disorder;
This naturalistic study investigated the treatment and outcome of adolescents with eating disorders (EDs) in the community. Clinicians from a practice-research network provided data on ED symptoms, global functioning, comorbidity, treatment, and outcome for 120 adolescents with EDs. ED “not otherwise specified” was the most common ED diagnosed. After an average of 8 months of treatment, about one third of patients had recovered, with patients with anorexia nervosa showing the most improvement. Clinicians utilized a range of psychotherapy interventions and two thirds of the patients had received adjunct psychoactive medication. Although CBT showed the strongest association with outcome in a subsample characterized by poor relational/personality functioning, dynamic therapy was associated with better global outcome in the overall sample. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 66: 277–301, 2010.