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.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)