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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Oxford University, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK.
The Psychiatric clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.87). 09/2010; 33(3):611-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2010.04.004
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ABSTRACT Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the leading evidence-based treatment for bulimia nervosa. A new "enhanced" version of the treatment appears to be more potent and has the added advantage of being suitable for all eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified. This article reviews the evidence supporting CBT in the treatment of eating disorders and provides an account of the "transdiagnostic" theory that underpins the enhanced form of the treatment. It ends with an outline of the treatment's main strategies and procedures.

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