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The Acceptability, Feasibility, and Possible Benefits of a Neurobiologically-informed 5-day Multifamily Treatment for Adults With Anorexia Nervosa

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About the Course:

Anorexia nervosa is a debilitating, often chronic, and sometimes fatal eating disorder that typically onsets in adolescence. The cause of anorexia nervosa is likely complex, and much remains unknown. As a result, current treatments have limited effectiveness, especially for adults. This course describes the promising outcomes of a novel intensive 5-day, multi-family treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa and their support system that targets neurobiologically-based temperament traits to reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Findings suggest this is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective approach to reduce symptoms of anorexia nervosa. This study begins to address the critical need to develop and test neurobiologically-targeted treatments for adults with AN.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Acceptability, Feasibility, and Possible Benefits of a Neurobiologically-informed 5-day Multifamily Treatment for Adults With Anorexia Nervosa created by Christina E. Wierenga, PhD, Laura Hill, PhD, Stephanie Knatz Peck, PhD, Jason McCray, PhD, Laura Greathouse, MPH, Ivan Eisler, PhD, Walter H. Kaye, MD, Danika Peterson, BA, and Amber Scott, BA

Publication Date:

May 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Christina E. Wierenga, PhD
Laura Hill, PhD
Stephanie Knatz Peck, PhD
Jason McCray, PhD
Laura Greathouse, MPH
Ivan Eisler, PhD
Walter H. Kaye, MD
Danika Peterson, BA
Amber Scott, BA

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Course Objectives:

  1. Discover a novel treatment for anorexia nervosa that is based on a neurobiological understanding of eating disorder symptoms and behaviors.

  2. Describe the components of the treatment, including the 5-day intensive, multi-family format.

  3. Describe outcomes of the treatment in terms of its acceptability, feasibility, and impact on symptoms and family function.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102297
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
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