Canadian practice guidelines for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders

dc.contributor.authorCouturier, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorIsserlin, Leanna
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSpettigue, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorBrouwers, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorKimber, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorMcVey, Gail
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorFindlay, Sheri
dc.contributor.authorBhatnagar, Neera
dc.contributor.authorSnelgrove, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorRitsma, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorPreskow, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorCoelho, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorBoachie, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorSteinegger, Cathleen
dc.contributor.authorLoewen, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorLoewen, Techiya
dc.contributor.authorWaite, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorFord, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorBourret, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorGusella, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorGeller, Josie
dc.contributor.authorLaFrance, Adele
dc.contributor.authorLeClerc, Anick
dc.contributor.authorScarborough, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorGrewal, Seena
dc.contributor.authorJericho, Monique
dc.contributor.authorDimitropoulos, Gina
dc.contributor.authorPilon, David
dc.description.abstractAbstract Objectives Eating disorders are common and serious conditions affecting up to 4% of the population. The mortality rate is high. Despite the seriousness and prevalence of eating disorders in children and adolescents, no Canadian practice guidelines exist to facilitate treatment decisions. This leaves clinicians without any guidance as to which treatment they should use. Our objective was to produce such a guideline. Methods Using systematic review, the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system, and the assembly of a panel of diverse stakeholders from across the country, we developed high quality treatment guidelines that are focused on interventions for children and adolescents with eating disorders. Results Strong recommendations were supported specifically in favour of Family-Based Treatment, and more generally in terms of least intensive treatment environment. Weak recommendations in favour of Multi-Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Adolescent Focused Psychotherapy, adjunctive Yoga and atypical antipsychotics were confirmed. Conclusions Several gaps for future work were identified including enhanced research efforts on new primary and adjunctive treatments in order to address severe eating disorders and complex co-morbidities.
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Eating Disorders. 2020 Feb 01;8(1):4
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s).
dc.titleCanadian practice guidelines for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders
dc.typeJournal Article
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