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best treatment for bulimia nervosa

best treatment for bulimia nervosa Considerable evidence supports the eff ectiveness of CBT for bulimia and indicates good maintenance of symptom reduction at 6-month and 1-year followups (Wilson, Fairburn, & Agras, 1997). Although interpersonal therapy has also produced good results, improvement occurs more slowly, and fewer outcome studies have been conducted (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). […]

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Matching patients to treatments in bulimia nervosa

In contrast to anorexia nervosa, there is no evidence to support the need to match patients to treatment in bulimia nervosa. Although a number of pretreatment prognostic indicators have been identified, few of them have been replicated across studies and across different treatments. Hay and Bacaltchuk’s systematic review found no evidence of heterogeneity between studies, […]

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bulimia nervosa about getting help

In bulimia nervosa there may also be ambivalence about getting help but the source of these mixed feelings differs. It is less usual for the person with bulimia nervosa to be encouraged to seek help by others. This is because the symptoms can be less overt and the most common time of onset is after […]

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To whom and where should prevention work for bulimia nervosa be targeted?

The incidence and prevalence and demographic features associated with eating disorders are shown in Tables 16.2, 16.3 and 16.4. These show that for maximum impact primary prevention work for bulimia nervosa should be focused on adolescent females in urban settings. The most effective strategy for prevention in anorexia nervosa would be early intervention (secondary prevention) […]

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case study on bulimia nervosa

bulimia nervosa Jane is 21 years old. She is just completing her three years at university, whereshe is studying fashion and design. She is expected to achieve a first-classhonours degree and is concerned that her work will not be good enough toachieve this grade. She recently became concerned regarding her weight due to commentsmade to […]

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bulimia nervosa treatment studies

Care and management of bulimia nervosa The person with bulimia is usually cared for as an outpatient. Hospital admissiononly tends to occur if the person has suicidal ideas or physical illnesses or symptoms.Although the person generally is of normal weight, they will require support and understanding by the health care practitioner in order to address […]

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causes of bulimia nervosa disorder

Causes of bulimia nervosa Similar to anorexia nervosa, the person has low self-esteem and is also describedas a perfectionist. There is also a personal and/or familial history of obesity. Thereis generally a familial history of a mental health problem, usually depression.The person with bulimia nervosa will also report a range of adverse childhood experiences such […]

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Bulimia Nervosa Information

Features of bulimia nervosa For a person to be diagnosed with bulimia nervosa, they usually have the following features: • persistent preoccupation with eating and irresistable craving for food • irresistible craving for food • ‘binges’ (episodes of overeating) and attempts to counter the effects of food• morbid fear of fatness with imposed low-weight threshold. […]

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Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms of Bulimia

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa had been discussed as long as medical records have existed; before its definition by the World Health Organization, it was seen as a gastric disorder. One case report of a young woman with bulimia nervosa was published by a Swiss psychiatrist in 1944; however, he had diagnosed schizophrenia. Bulimia nervosa was […]

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bulimia nervosa case study

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating. During these episodes large amounts of food are consumed over short periods. The condition should not be diagnosed in patients with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa up to 50 per cent of whom also binge eat. Periods of binge eating are usually preceded […]

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