Therapy of patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa treated at an inpatient ward - specificity, rules and dilemmas
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Arch Psych Psych 2011;13(1):53-61
Aim. The article presents methods of therapeutic work with female patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Methods. The characterized model of therapeutic work has been worked out, corrected and extended for almost 40 years of working with patients. The currently proposed therapy bases on a complementary application of behavioral, cognitive and system approaches within the framework of a group, individual and family therapy and the contract. Results. The article examines the specificity, rules and dilemmas of working with female patients who both deny being ill and identify themselves with the symptoms. Conclusions. The author notices that the development of studies concerning eating disorders might be inspiring in terms of further research and presenting the patients with a wider and customized therapeutic offer.
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