In recent years there has been extraordinary interest in cognitive therapy for eating disorders. Treatment reviews in this area indicate that cognitive therapy has been the subject of the majority of empirical evaluations, with results indicating that it is particularly effective for bulimia nervosa (see Garner, Fairburn, & Davis, 1987). At this stage, support for its use with anorexia nervosa rests largely on clinical evidence, since no controlled trials of efficacy have been published. The reason for this probably relates to the fact that the treatment of anorexia nervosa is usually a complicated and lengthy process involving the need for weight restoration as well as the integration of inpatient and outpatient phases of care.
KeywordsAnorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Binge Eating Bulimia Nervosa Cognitive Therapy
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