Adaptive Family Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01579682


Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has the highest mortality rate compared to any other psychiatric disorder. The most promising treatment for adolescents with AN is family-based treatment (FBT). However, only 50% of patients receiving FBT fully remit at 12-month follow-up. Consequently, providing an alternative therapy early in the treatment course for those not responding to FBT may enhance overall outcome. This study aims to develop a new treatment - Intensive Family-Focused Treatment (IFT) - to improve outcomes in those adolescents, aged 12-18 years, who do not show an early response to FBT.

Official Title

Adaptive Family Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Stanford Investigator(s)

James Lock
James Lock

Eric Rothenberg, MD Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics


Inclusion Criteria:

* Meets DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa
* Lives with at least one English-speaking parent who is willing to participate
* Medically Stable
* Adequate transportation to clinic
* Proficient at speaking, reading, and writing English

Exclusion Criteria:

* Previous FBT for AN
* Medical condition that may affect eating or weight


behavioral: Family-Based Therapy (FBT)

behavioral: Family-Based Therapy with Intensive Family-Focused treatment

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305