Eating Disorders And The Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa

914 Words Oct 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Are Single-Parent Families Different from Two-Parent
Families in the Treatment of Adolescent Bulimia
Nervosa Using Family-Based Treatment?
Uchenna Obiagwu
University of North Texas

Are Single-Parent Families Different from Two-Parent Families in the Treatment of Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa Using Family-Based Treatment?
A research was conducted on forty-one 17 years old female adolescent with bulimia nervosa. The purpose of the study was to examine whether family play a vital role for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. It also examine how family involvement help reduce purging and eating behaviors more differently in a single family versus two-parent families. The research will affect academic community and society at large because it provides an effective way for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, eating disorders, physical condition such as diabetes mellitus, use of medication known to effect eating and weight.
Statement of the Problem The research study specifically raise the issue that family status may relate to treatment outcome as a result of therapists attitudes toward single-parent families. The research study needs to be conducted because it provide evidence on how therapists may be biased against non-traditional families in which parents and children are not biologically related or when neither parent is at home with the child. Another evidence suggests that family status play a vital role in the treatment needed for adolescent bulimia nervosa. In a study…
Open Document