Eating disorders typically have a protracted course, marked by significant morbidity. Male adolescents and adolescents of color are at risk of delayed care. Primary care providers are well-positioned to identify eating disorders early and initiate treatment. This case report describes an adaptation of Family-Based Treatment delivered by a primary care provider to an Asian-American male adolescent from an immigrant family with restrictive anorexia nervosa. The adolescent achieved full-weight restoration and remission of his anorexia through treatment in primary care. Embedding eating disorder treatment within primary care could improve detection, engagement, and retention in treatment among young people from diverse backgrounds.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health training program (Health Resources and Services Administration no. T71MC00006-39-02; PI: Sieving).
© 2020 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asian Americans
- case reports
- health care disparities
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article
- Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.