Empirical comparison of two psychological therapies: Self psychology and cognitive orientation in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia

E. Bachar, Y. Latzer, S. Kreitler, E. M. Berry

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Abstract

The author investigated the applicability of self psychological treatment (SPT) and cognitive orientation treatment (COT) to the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. Thirty-three patients participated in this study. The bulimic patients (n = 25) were randomly assigned either to SPT, COT, or control/nutritional counseling only (C/NC). The anorexic patients (n = 8) were randomly assigned to either SPT or COT. Patients were administered a battery of outcome measures assessing eating disorders symptomatology, attitudes toward food, self structure, and general psychiatric symptoms. After SPT, significant improvement was observed. After COT, slight but nonsignificant improvement was observed. After C/NC, almost no changes could be detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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