Two Perspectives: Methodological Approaches to Treating Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa from the Standpoint of a Scholar and Patient

Open Access
Author:
Denison, Jennifer Lynn
Area of Honors:
Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Abington)
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Frances M. Sessa, Thesis Supervisor
  • David E Ruth, Honors Advisor
  • Linda Patterson Miller, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • anorexia
  • anorexia nervosa
  • eating disorders
  • disorders
  • mental illness
  • residential treatment
  • treatment
Abstract:
Eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, have become increasingly prevalent in Western Society. Old and modern-day treatment programs for anorexia nervosa will be discussed, including the efficacy of those treatments. Additionally, three separate residential eating disorder treatment centers and their methodological approaches to treating anorexia nervosa in adolescents will be discussed and examined. Journal segments from patients’ experience will also be included and analyzed. Lastly, a proposed model treatment plan for anorexia nervosa will be identified and described.