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A cognitive behavioural approach to the treatment of bulimia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

Christopher Fairburn
Affiliation:
Universty of Edinburgh and Littlemore Hospital, Oxford

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Bulimia nervosa is a relatively common eating disorder which has a significant physical and psychological morbidity and a poor prognosis. A behavioural approach to its treatment is described. This focuses on increasing control over eating, eliminating food avoidance and changing maladaptive attitudes. Preliminary findings are promising, with improvement appearing to be maintained. Components of the treatment may benefit patients who simply complain of overeating.

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