Introduction

Ihe eating disorders provide one of the strongest indications for cognitive-behaviour therapy. This bold claim arises from the demonstrated effectiveness of cognitive-behaviour therapy in the treatment of bulimia nervosa and the widespread acceptance that cognitive- behaviour therapy is the treatment of choice. Cognitive-behaviour therapy is also widely used to treat anorexia nervosa although this application has not been adequately evaluated.

In this chapter the cognitive-behavioural approach to the understanding and treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa will be described. The data on the efficacy and effectiveness of the treatment are considered in the chapters on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa ( Chapter4.i10.:11 and Chapter. . , .4,/,!.0./2,).

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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