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is has been followed by researches and counter researches that are meant to disapprove either of the procedures and come up with the best therapy that suites everyone. Comparisons have been made to each of the therapies s as to identify loopholes that may be used to criticize either of the procedures.
The controversies rose from prescriptions from doctors. Some doctors recommended that patients suffering from anorexia nervosa stood a better chance of quick recovery through family therapy. On the other hand, other doctors recommended that such patients were better off if they adopted individual therapy as a mode of healing their complication. As a result, there was conflict of interest.
Many have since come up with varied finding most of which are supported by valid reasons. However much this matter still remains unresolved, quiet a number of people have believed on various findings and have since settled permanently on them. This course will help in identifying the best treatment amongst the two by giving relevant support points and evidences affiliated to researches conducted by different organizations and individuals.
According my opinion that is justified by a number of researches which will be highlighted in this course, family therapy is far much better as compared to individual therapy because of very many viable reasons. This conclusion comes after numerous researches and comparisons that have managed to prove, beyond any reasonable doubts, that family therapy is a better procedure as compared to the latter.
As already highlighted in the introduction, family therapy is far much better than individual psychotherapy. Family therapy involves the parents of the ailing teenage by making sure that the patient takes the correct type and amount of food. Parents are also advised by doctors to ensure that their ailing children do just enough body exercise. The disease of anorexia nervosa makes its patients believe that they are fat and hence the urge to cut weight
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The author of the study has endeavoured to establish that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for both Class I and Class II phobias with the application of theoretical evidence. The paper concludes by highlighting the features due to which CBT is considered the most effective method in the treatment of Phobic Neurosis.
Eating disorders are generally classified into two separate types, Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Sir William Gull coined the term Anorexia Nervosa, in the year 1873; he was one of Queen Victoria’s personal physicians. The term originated from the Greek words ‘an’ and ‘orexis’ which means lack of the desire to eat.
Regardless of how the issues are developed, the nature of a family is that it is an interactive unit that is impacted as a whole by the issues that are developed within one of the individuals within the group. In approaching the needs of a family, a therapist must understand that they dynamic is developed in such a way as to be interdependent.
Anorexia nervosa is a multifaceted psychiatric disorder which centers on regulating food intake and controlling weight in order to look perfect. Hence it is also an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is currently the most common reason for eating disorder related hospitalization in America and accounted for 37% of hospitalizations in 2005 to 2006.
Firstly, the two seem extremely compatible, even before the therapy sessions I congratulated them for seeking to overcome the difficulties they were experiencing in their relationship. From a historical perspective of the relationship of Jim and Pam, I also realized they had developed a bond and friendship, which would allow for an easier resolution of their situation (Becvar & Becvar, 2006).
According to Carr (2012), therapy counselors acknowledge that family units defers from one household to another. The difference arises from factors like social and cultural backgrounds of household couples. Social background plays an influential role in determining individual’s values and convictions.
As Whitaker argued, healthy families are those where the roles are exchanged in what he called role playing. Experiential family therapy has established that the foundation for the healing process from any hardship or problem is experience. From the experience, therapists are able to give solutions to the problems that the families are going through.
People must understand that restricting food consumption not only helps one maintain body weight and shape but also unfortunately poses severe illness, which cause death. Instead of deciding to restrict food consumption as a method of maintaining body weight and shape, people should use appropriate measures such as attending gyms or doing physical exercises.
The study involved celebrities, college students, working class, models and other randomly selected people in Indiana State who were anorexic. The researchers then placed some of the subjects or participants under cognitive therapy while the rest acted as a control group.