Behavioral treatment of Bulimia nervosa
Cooper PJ., Cooper Z., Hill C.
Eight patients with bulimia nervosa were treated using purely behavioral techniques in the absence of explicit cognitive procedures. All were systematically assessed before and after treatment; seven were reassessed at a 1‐year follow‐up. As a group, they showed substantial improvement in terms of eating habits, a global index of specific psychopathology, and mental state. These changes were comparable to those previously obtained in an Oxford sample of patients using a cognitive behavioral treatment. These findings raise the question as to whether cognitive procedures are necessary to produce change in patients with bulimia nervosa. Copyright © 1989 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company