Family Therapy

Maudsley Family Based Treatment

Maudsley Family-based therapy is a highly effective treatment traditionally used with families of adolescents with feeding and eating disorders. Evidence shows Maudsley family-based therapy should be the first line of treatment for anorexia nervosa in outpatient settings. The approach emphasizes the family as a vital component in the treatment process, rather than the emotional roots of the disorder. Other than cases where there is medical risk making outpatient treatment not feasible, this approach should be used and prevents or limits the need for hospitalization.

The success of family-based treatment in anorexia nervosa is reflected in research demonstrating resolution of self-starvation, high retention rates, and impressively low relapse rates over time.

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1425 Madison Ave. (corner or 98th St. and Madison Ave.)
ICAHN Building, Floor 6, Room 32
New York, NY 10029

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