Family therapy is effective in using the family as a resource for helping the individual with an eating disorder recover from the thoughts, behaviours, and feelings associated with their disorder and monitor their eating habits to gain back their physical health.
Family therapy allows the individual with eating disorder to make use of their family members who act as a support system and helps the individual control their eating behaviours. Thus, the monitoring and support provided by the family is similar to inpatient settings.
The number of sessions differs for each family depending on the individual’s condition and the family’s and individual’s response to the sessions.
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