Maudsley family therapy is a family based approach first developed at the Maudsley Hospital, London for the treatment of anorexia in bulimia. It is described as more of a pragmatic psycho-social approach. Treatment is divided into 3 main phases which are further subdivided into many sessions.
- Phase I: Weight restoration
- Phase II: Returning control over eating to the adolescent
- Phase III: Establishing healthy adolescent identity
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