Cognitive-behavioral or psychodynamic therapy for people with bulimia nervosa
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Since Russell’s original description of bulimia nervosa (BN) in 1979 , a large body of informative aetiological and treatment literature has been published on this serious eating disorder condition and its symptoms [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]. Successful treatment of BN is critical because of its association with psychosocial impairment, severe comorbid psychopathology, and significant rates of medical complications and mortality [2, 3, 6, 9, 11]. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is depicted in the specialized literature as the treatment of choice for BN and was given the highest rating in the National Institute of Mental Health review of evidence-based treatments [3, 12]. However, as elegantly explained by Abbate-Daga and colleagues in their comprehensive review of psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT) for eating disorders (including BN) published in this journal, PDT could also be of interest since psychodynamic models pioneered the understanding of eating disorders (BN...
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