Family Based Treatment (FBT) is considered to be the first-line treatment for youth diagnosed with restrictive eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa given considerable research evidence. FBT is also commonly employed among patients with atypical anorexia nervosa given overlap in symptoms and severity. Dr. Kramer discusses potential modifications of FBT and important clinical considerations for providing FBT to youth with atypical anorexia nervosa with a lens on reducing weight stigma/bias, improving detection of eating disorder symptomology, and enhancing care coordination.
- Describe atypical anorexia nervosa and the medical risks involved.
- Apply Family Based Treatment and potential adaptations or considerations throughout eating disorder assessment and treatment with youth diagnosed with atypical anorexia nervosa.
- Identify areas of weight stigma/bias in the care of patients with eating disorders, particularly among those with atypical anorexia nervosa.