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ERIC Number: EJ796622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
A Pilot Study of a Functional Contextual Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa
Anderson, Drew A.; Simmons, Angela M.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v15 n2 p172-178 May 2008
This paper describes the initial development of a treatment for bulimia nervosa using a functional contextual treatment approach. Seven women (6 with a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa and 1 with a diagnosis of eating disorder not otherwise specified) completed 12 sessions of functional contextual treatment. Participants were assessed with the Eating Disorders Examination at baseline and following treatment. The intervention produced significant reductions in binge eating, purgative behavior, dietary restraint, and eating concerns. A functional contextual treatment holds promise for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. However, the treatment needs to be refined further and will need to be tested in controlled clinical trials with long-term follow-up. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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