Long-Term Follow-up of Bulimic Patients Treated in Integrated Behavioural and Psychodynamic Treatment Programmes

  • J. H. Lacey


When analysing the efficacy of treatments aimed at the amelioration of bulimia nervosa two cardinal features need to be borne in mind: bulimia is both common and heterogeneous. There can therefore never be a single treatment: a holistic answer, as it were; rather, there must be different programmes aimed at particular subgroups, each of which must be tested on the relevant population. With such a large-scale problem there is little advantage in developing treatments which are long-term, expensive and only capable of being conducted by charismatic psychotherapists using sophisticated therapies. Treatment must be short, on an outpatient basis, effective and highly cost-effective (Lacey 1983). It is against this background that the reader must judge the capacity, benefits and efficacy of the treatment programmes developed by my research team.


Anorexia Nervosa National Health Service Eating Disorder Binge Eating Bulimia Nervosa 
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