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INTRODUCTION: Inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa is often successful in restoring body weight, but a high percentage of patients relapse following discharge. The aim of the present study was to establish the immediate and longer-term effects of a novel inpatient program for adolescents that was designed to produce enduring change. METHOD: Twenty-seven consecutive patients with severe anorexia nervosa were admitted to a 20-week inpatient treatment program based on the enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E). The patients were assessed before and after hospitalization, and 6 and 12 months later. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients (96%) completed the program. In these patients, there was a substantial improvement in weight, eating disorder features, and general psychopathology that was well maintained at 12-month follow-up. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that inpatient CBT-E is a promising approach to the treatment of adolescents with severe anorexia nervosa.

Original publication

DOI

10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00014

Type

Journal article

Journal

Front Psychiatry

Publication Date

2014

Volume

5

Keywords

adolescents, anorexia nervosa, cognitive behavior therapy, eating disorders, family therapy, hospitalization, relapse, treatment