Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Anorexia & Bulimia

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) (also described as the "Maudsley Method") is the leading evidence-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. In the largest randomized clinical trial to date, the rate of full recovery among teens receiving FBT was approximately twice that of individual therapy. FBT has also proven to be similarly effective in treating adolescents with bulimia nervosa, and is often effective for young adults who are living with their family as well.

Dr. Andrew Fleming provides FBT for adolescents and young adults. Dr. Fleming was intensively trained by James Lock, MD, a co-developer of FBT, and has completed specialty rotations in treatment of adolescents with eating disorders at the UCLA Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital.



Couturier et al., 2013 - Review & meta-analysis of FBT for Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Lock et al., 2010 - Largest randomized clinical trial (RCT) of FBT for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa



Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by Lock & LeGrange

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) research summary on FBT

Maudsley Parents support website | Eating Disorders