Milkshakes Are Medicine For Anorexic Teens In Family-based Outpatient Therapy

Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 00:31 in Psychology & Sociology

Getting your teenager to drink a chocolate milkshake isn't something most parents need to worry about. But this is just the approach used in one treatment for anorexia nervosa. Known as Behavioral Family Therapy, or the Maudsley Approach, parents are called up on to supervise the eating habits of their anorexic child, feeding them high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight.

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