Description: This meta-analysis of 92 anorexia nervosa counseling articles examined effectiveness of counseling in reducing symptoms of anorexia nervosa at termination and longest follow-up assessments. TAU studies showed no to small effects at both posttest and follow-up assessments; waitlist studies showed a small effect at posttest and medium effectiveness at follow-up; and single group uncontrolled studies showed medium to large effects at posttest assessment and medium effects at follow-up. Implications for research and practice were discussed.
Explore the effectiveness of different counseling interventions in reducing symptoms of anorexia nervosa
Synthesize outcome research on counseling as a treatment for adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa