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essay published Friday, March 8, Jennette describes her initial journey into disordered eating behaviors, which she says were encouraged by her mother.
Accordingly, to challenge treatment-resistance is fundamental in psychiatric clinical practice and it also represents a crucial public health problem .
Two issues should be carefully addressed while studying the phenomenon of treatment resistance.
And while eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, it’s important to remember that recovery is possible.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) notes that eating disorder treatment usually includes a mix of both psychological and nutritional counseling, while also monitoring the person’s physical and mental health.
Emotive and relational aspects have been investigated on their role in resistance as well as therapists’ countertransference.
Remarkably there has been little research done on resistance to treatment in the ED field, in spite of its clinical relevance.
In fact, many individuals do not respond to the available treatments and develop an enduring and disabling illness.
With this overview we aimed to highlight and discuss treatment resistance in AN – with an in-depth investigation of resistance-related psychological factors.