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date: 04 April 2020

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) most often presents in adolescence and young adulthood. Studies suggest that recovery from AN is also most likely to occur during this period, making this a critical time for understanding issues of treatment and relapse prevention in this age group. In addition to disease-specific features of illness onset and recovery, adolescence and young adulthood are marked by significant changes in physiology, cognition, and social/independence behaviors that form important considerations when conceptualizing treatment. Conceptualization of these changes across adolescence and their relationship to both individual and family-based treatment modalities for AN, as well as parent collateral sessions, are discussed.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, family-based therapy, individual therapy, social cognition, adolescence, development, puberty, independence, autonomy, individuation

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