Anorexia nervosa in family contexts: The thirty family sessions in Hong Kong

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan, Joyce L.C. Ma

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Abstract

This chapter presents the process and outcome of family treatment offered to a Chinese family with a daughter suffering from anorexia nervosa in Hong Kong. Sue (a pseudonym), the identified patient, 24 years old, received thirty sessions of family therapy in Hong Kong. She weighed 31.8 kg at a height of 158 cm (BMI =12.7) when she first sought family therapy in March 2000. At Session Twenty-Five in 2001, she weighed 34 kg (BMI =13.6). However, Sue's family subsequently decided to return for further treatment, attending an additional five sessions. At the last of these, Session Thirty, Sue weighed 43kg and had almost recovered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages1-36
Number of pages36
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112238
ISBN (Print)9781608767236
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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