Family Based Therapy

Eating disorders is not a choice, it is a serious and sometime fatal illnesses that cause server changes in an individual’s eating behaviors. A silent call for help from individual’s suffering from an eating disorder may be seen as obsessing over food, body weight, and shape (The National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). Even though there are individuals that are concerned with their body image, eating disorders are marked with extremes, eating disorders are present when the individual has an extreme reduction in food consumption or overeating, feeling distress or concerns about their body weight or shape. According to DSM-5 the criterion that must be met is; A) having a significantly low body weight for their developmental stage, and
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This type of intervention can take up to a year to complete and is an intensive outpatient plan, which progresses in 3 phases. Phase one, the parents take responsibility for ensuring weight gain while minimizing weight loss or control behaviors, with my (the therapist) assistance. During the second phase, the daughter will be assisted in regaining control and responsibility for her eating behaviors and weight gain. In the third phase, emphasis is put on the weight maintenance and healthy …show more content…
Eating Disorder. Eating Disorder, specifically Anorexia Nervosa will be measured using the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 (EDI-3; Garner, 2004), which is a revision of the earlier version, EDI-2, both consisting of 91 questions. The EDI-3 has been enhanced to enable the measurement of constructs relevant to the etiology, maintenance, and key symptoms in individuals with eating disorders, intended for older adolescents (age 14 years and older) and adult females, consisting of six composite scales, one is eating disorder-specific and the remaining five are general integrative psychological constructs. Response options are on a 6-point Likert type scale ranging from “Always” to “Never.” Sample questions include: “I eat when I am upset” and “I have a low opinion of myself.” Results with a frequency of 95% are classified as Typical, between 1 and 5% are classified as Atypical, with the most extreme at 1% or less are classified as Very Atypical (Typical being least like of having or developing an eating disorder, Very Atypical most likely to have an eating disorder). Internal reliability for the EDI-3 was .93 and test–retest reliability (r = 0.98) (Wildes, Ringham, & Marcus, 2010; Clausen, Rosenvinge, Friborg, & Rokkedal, 2011;2010;) in a sample of 561 females participants who’s ages ranged

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