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Monday, September 19, 2011

Family Based Therapy for anorexia: excellent outcomes

, Philadelphia Eating Disorder Examiner

Source: www.examiner.com

Jack and Susannah Pierce (names changed) from New Britain, Pa., are caring, supportive parents. They have been on a rollercoaster since their daughter Wendi, now 15, was diagnosed with anorexia almost a year ago. “It was a vicious cycle,” says Jack. “She was hospitalized twice due to very low weight. As soon as she was discharged from the hospital she’d lose all the weight and we’d be back to square one.”

Wendi has anorexia, a disorder characterized by the refusal to maintain body weight. People with anorexia severely restrict food intake due to the mistaken belief that they are “fat,” although often they are severely malnourished.
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