Cognitive-behaviour therapy for bulimia nervosa may be regarded to some extent as modular since it contains groups of procedures directed at particular facets of the disorder. Thus there are techniques for addressing binge eating, the various forms of dieting, concerns about shape and weight, and the risk of relapse. Such techniques may also be used, within an overall cognitive-behavioural perspective, with patients who show just some of these features. As a result cognitive-behaviour therapy has a wide application since, as noted in C.h.ap.te.L.4..1..0.:.2., there are many patients seen in clinical practice who have a significant eating disorder yet do not meet full diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
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