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Table 1 MFT/FBT treatment and reported adolescent outcome

From: “We don’t really know what else we can do”: Parent experiences when adolescent distress persists after the Maudsley and family-based therapies for anorexia nervosa

Parent Pseudonyms Family structure Child age at interview Child diagnosis age MFT/ FBT age MFT/ FBT mths Individual therapy during MFT/FBT Phase completed Adolescent symptoms after MFT/FBT
Kristin & Nathan Parents +3C 28 13 13 12 No 3 WR, ED, D (P, A)
Alice Parents +2C 14 12 12 10 Yes. OCD 2 (current) WR, ED, D (P)
Emily Parents +2C 18 16 16 19 Yes. Depression & anxiety 2 WR, ED, D (P)
Jane Parents +3C (NZ) 20 16 16 6 No 3 WR, ED, D (P, A)
Janice Parents +2C 20 14 14 24 Yes. CBT, mindfulness, psychiatrist 3 WR, ED, D (P, A)
Kiera Parents +3C 20 14 14 30 No 3 WR, ED (lapse after 3 years) & D (P)
Paul Parents +4C 19 16 16 24 Yes. Depression & anxiety 3 WR, ED, D (recent hospitalisation) (P, A)
Terry Parents +2C 18 14 14 6 No. Psychologists & psychiatrists before & after 2 WR, lapse into ED (low weight), D (P, A)
Margaret & Jack Parents +2C 14 11 11 24 No. Until end of MFT/FBT 1 (DC) Not WR, ED, D (gained weight with other ED treatment) (P, A)
Merrum Parents separated +3C 18 17 17 3–4 No 1 (DC) Not WR, ED, D (P, A)
Susan Parents +2C 21 15 15 12–24 No. Psychologist when inpatient 1 (DC) Not WR, ED, D (P, A)
  1. Abbreviations: C child, DC discontinued, WR weight restored, ED eating disorder, D psychological distress, P parent report, A adolescent report