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Last Updated on : 05th Oct, 2015

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Anorexia Nervosa

As can be seen below, family therapy-behavioral currently has the most research evidence for the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Please click here to read more about specific evidence-based treatment programs for eating disorders.

Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (AN)

What does this mean?
  • Family Therapy Behavioral
Probably Efficacious
What does this mean?
  • Family Therapy-Systemic
  • Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy (Individual)
Possibly Efficacious
What does this mean?
  • None
What does this mean?
  • CBT-Broad (Individual)
  • Cognitive Training (Individual)
Not Effective
What does this mean?
  • None

Source: Lock, J. (2015). An Update on Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(5), 707–721.

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