ERIC Number: EJ886255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Case Conceptualization and Treatment of Comorbid Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa
Didie, Elizabeth R.; Reinecke, Mark A.; Phillips, Katharine A.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v17 n3 p259-269 Aug 2010
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and eating disorders often co-occur and share some clinical features. In addition, the co-occurrence of BDD and an eating disorder may be associated with greater impairment in functioning. Furthermore, clinical impressions suggest that this comorbidity may be more treatment resistant than either disorder alone. The current article discusses the treatment of a 48-year-old female diagnosed with BDD and comorbid bulimia. We attempted to address these co-occurring disorders in a strategic, formulation-based manner using a variety of cognitive-behavioral strategies such as cognitive restructuring, rational disputation, exposure with response prevention, and mirror retraining. Despite the complexity of this case, results suggest that comorbid BDD and bulimia nervosa can be effectively managed with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Body Composition, Self Concept, Psychological Patterns, Females, Case Studies, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Outcomes of Treatment
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