Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, First Edition: A Family-Based Approach

Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, First Edition: A Family-Based Approach

by James Lock, Daniel Le Grange, W. Stewart Agras, Christopher Dare
     
 

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This manual provides an authoritative and detailed description of the Maudsley approach, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials.…  See more details below

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This manual provides an authoritative and detailed description of the Maudsley approach, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials. Featuring session-by-sesion intervention guidelines and in-depth case illustrations, this book will enhance the clinical armamentaria of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, and others working with patients with eating disorders.

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"This book is an important addition to the literature on the treatment of anorexia nervosa. It provides an authoritative and detailed description of the 'Maudsley method,' the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. The book will be an invaluable resource for clinicians for years to come."--Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

"Family-based treatment is one of the few demonstrably effective interventions for anorexia nervosa. This treatment manual clearly explains the development of this approach and, even more important, provides a detailed description of how it can be implemented. Lock and his colleagues have provided practitioners with a most useful tool to assist their patients. This book will be required reading for all who treat youngsters with anorexia nervosa."--B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Ruane Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Institute

"During the past decade, progress in the mental health sciences has been reflected in the increasing refinement of empirically based treatment techniques that can be manualized for general application. This book is a fine example of this type of progress, which has been exciting to witness. Lock and his coauthors are to be congratulated for putting together such an excellent and much-needed treatment manual. The authors manage to compress detailed instruction and rich, relevant case material into a powerful volume that delights by its erudition and persuasiveness. Highly recommended for all who are serious about bringing their therapeutic skills to the cutting edge."--Hans Steiner, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine

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This manual presents the family therapy method developed in the 1970s, which actively engages the patient's family in the treatment. Writing for clinicians, the authors (three psychiatrists and a child psychiatrist) present a clearly written, step-by-step guide that explains how to direct the family, working with a clinician, to understand the nature of the illness, then build parental alliance and support within the family and an outline for action. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308367
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Hans Steiner
Hans Steiner, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
During the past decade, progress in the mental health sciences has been reflected in the increasing refinement of empirically based treatment techniques that can be manualized for general application. This book is a fine example of this type of progress, which has been exciting to witness. Lock and his coauthors are to be congratulated for putting together such an excellent and much-needed treatment manual. The authors manage to compress detailed instruction and rich, relevant case material into a powerful volume that delights by its erudition and persuasiveness. Highly recommended for all who are serious about bringing their therapeutic skills to the cutting edge.
Christopher Fairburn
Christopher Fairburn, DM, FRCPsych, University of Oxford, UK This book is an important addition to the literature on the treatment of anorexia nervosa. It provides an authoritative and detailed description of the 'Maudsley approach,' the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. The book will be an invaluable resource for clinicians for years to come.
B. Timothy Walsh
B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute
Family-based treatment is one of the few demonstrably effective interventions for anorexia nervosa. This treatment manual clearly explains the development of this approach and, even more important, provides a detailed description of how it can be implemented. Lock and his colleagues have provided practitioners with a most useful tool to assist their patients. This book will be required reading for all who treat youngsters with anorexia nervosa. \

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Meet the Author


James Lock, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the chief of psychiatric inpatient services at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is the Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Francisco.

W. Stewart Agras, MD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Christopher Dare, MD, is a Reader in Psychotherapy and Head of the Section of Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He is also Consultant Psychiatrist to the Adolescent Eating Disorder Clinic, South London, and Maudsley NHS Trust.

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