New project for the therapy of patients with anorexia nervosa
Anorexia is one of the most common chronic disorders of adolescence and is considered a severe and serious psychosomatic illness to which no simple cause can be attributed. Especially for young sufferers, the familiar home environment can have a positive influence on the course of the eating disorder and the success of the therapy.
As part of the "HoT" project, adolescent patients receive medical and psychological care in their own homes from specially trained, multiprofessional caregivers. This therapy concept builds on the "Home Treatment" pilot project already established in 2017 and is being funded by the Innovation Fund of the Federal Joint Committee for four years with a total of around two million euros. JARA-BRAIN scientist Prof. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann is significantly involved in the project. Together with her team from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at RWTH Aachen University Hospital and other consortium partners, she will carry out the project.
Further information and details on the "HoT" project are available on the website of the RWTH Aachen University Hospital.