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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.psc.2010.04.004

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychiatr Clin North Am

Publication Date

09/2010

Volume

33

Pages

611 - 627

Keywords

Cognitive Therapy, Eating Disorders, Humans, Models, Psychological, Patient Participation, Self Concept