A recently published case study by Álvaro Ruiz, Yolanda Quiles, María José Quiles, Eva María León, María Roncero, María Marco and Maider Crujeiras has evaluated the effectiveness of the ECHOMANTRA program in helping patients with eating disorders transition from hospital admission to daily life. The case study focuses on a 15-year-old adolescent girl with anorexia nervosa and her mother. It showed very promising results in reduced anorexia symptomatology, increased body mass index, improved emotional state and motivation to change. The intervention also improved the mother’s emotional state, her caregiving skills and decreased her accommodation to the disease.
The results are relevant, as the transition from hospital admission to daily life is a critical time in the treatment of eating disorders, and early intervention and support for patients and their families may be essential to improve treatment outcomes.