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Effectiveness of Family-Based Versus Individual Psychotherapy in Treating Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa

This study will compare the effectiveness of family-based therapy versus individual psychotherapy for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Family Based Therapy
  • Behavioral: Ego-Oriented Individual Psychotherapy


Phase 1


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Meets DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa

   - Lives with at least one parent who is willing to participate

   - Medically stable

   - Adequate transportation to clinic

   - Proficient at speaking, reading, and writing English

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Currently undergoing treatment or taking medication that may affect eating or weight

Ages Eligible for Study

12 Years - 18 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Judy Beenhakker
Not Recruiting