Effectiveness of Family-Based Versus Individual Psychotherapy in Treating Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
|Eating Disorders||Behavioral: Family Based Therapy Behavioral: Ego-Oriented Individual Psychotherapy||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Treatment of Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa|
- Scores on the Eating Disorders Examination [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 1 of treatment and Year 1 of follow-up ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Those adolescents receiving family based therapy
Behavioral: Family Based Therapy
Family therapy will be given for a total of 24 hours over the course of 12 months.
Other Name: FBT
Active Comparator: 2
Those adolescents receiving individual therapy
Behavioral: Ego-Oriented Individual Psychotherapy
Individual therapy will be given for a total of 24 hours over the course of 12 months.
Other Name: EOIP
In adolescents, anorexia nervosa severely affects physical, emotional, and social development. Despite the seriousness and prevalence of adolescent anorexia nervosa, few studies have focused on the effectiveness of various types of psychotherapy treatment. Family-based therapy may be an effective approach to treating adolescent anorexia nervosa. This study will compare the effectiveness of family-based therapy versus ego-oriented individual psychotherapy for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Simultaneously, it will examine potential predictors, mediators, and moderators of weight gain, psychological concerns about weight and shape, and changes in family functioning.
Participants in this open-label study will be randomly assigned to receive one of two types of therapy: family-based therapy or ego-oriented individual psychotherapy. Both types of therapy will be given for a total of 24 hours over the course of 12 months. Physical and psychological assessments will be completed during study visits at baseline, immediately post-treatment, six months post-treatment, and one year post-treatment. Amount of weight gain will be evaluated, along with changes in weight and body shape concerns, as measured by the Eating Disorder Examination.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00149786
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||James D. Lock, MD, PhD||Stanford University|