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A randomized controlled trial of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for bulimia nervosa or related disorders in a student population.

Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Psychological Medicine (Impact Factor: 5.43). 02/2011; 41(2):407-17. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291710000711
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ABSTRACT Bulimic eating disorders are common among female students, yet the majority do not access effective treatment. Internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (iCBT) may be able to bridge this gap.
Seventy-six students with bulimia nervosa (BN) or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) were randomly assigned to immediate iCBT with e-mail support over 3 months or to a 3-month waiting list followed by iCBT [waiting list/delayed treatment control (WL/DTC)]. ED outcomes were assessed with the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) at baseline, 3 months and 6 months. Other outcomes included depression, anxiety and quality of life.
Students who had immediate iCBT showed significantly greater improvements at 3 and 6 months than those receiving WL/DTC in ED and other symptoms.
iCBT with e-mail support is efficacious in students with bulimic disorders and has lasting effects.

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