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How well does the Maudsley Method work for adults - who functions as the substitute parent?

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Hello Picasso,

I am not sure if you mean that the adult has the eating disorder, or the adult/substitute parent is the one who wants to help.

Either way, you can get a great deal of helpful information from the websites and

I hope the information there will answer your questions.

I wish you health and happiness!

Dr. Sari Shepphird, author of 100 Questions and Answers about Anorexia Nervosa

The University of Chicago recently ran a case series on family-based treatment (the Maudsley approach) for young adults. You can find information here: In all these cases there was no "substitute parent"--the actual parents helped their kids recover. 

UNC-Chapel Hill is researching a couples intervention for anorexia nervosa. It's not the Maudsley approach, but it looks interesting. 

Jane Cawley, co-chair

Maudsley Parents 



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