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SOUZA, Laura Vilela e et al. Therapeutic factors in a multifamily support group in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.2, pp. 41-50. ISSN 1677-2970.

The aim of this study was to identify the therapeutic factors in a support group for family members of people diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The most predominant factors were learning through interpersonal action; hope promotion; altruism; self-revelation and acceptance. The least predominant factor was orientation. The participants offered help, exchanged experiences in an active way. The family members could talk about their experiences concerning the disease and their own lives.

Keywords : Support groups; Family members; Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia nervosa.

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