Does your child or teenager struggle with an eating disorder? This is a helpful article from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) on the topic of Family Based Treatment for eating disorders.
Just what is Family Based Treatment (FBT)? According to NEDA, FBT (also known as the Maudsley Method or Maudsley Approach) is a home-based treatment approach that has been shown to be effective for adolescents with anorexia and bulimia. FBT doesn’t focus on the cause of the eating disorder but instead places initial focus on refeeding and full weight restoration to promote recovery. All family members are considered an essential part of treatment, which consists of re-establishing healthy eating, restoring weight and interrupting compensatory behaviors; returning control of eating back to the adolescent; and focusing on remaining issues.
Potomac Behavioral Solutions offers this evidence-based treatment for families. Contact us to learn more!