ERIC Number: EJ803806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Applied to Binge Eating: A Case Study
Baer, Ruth A.; Fischer, Sarah; Huss, Debra B.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n3 p351-358 Sum 2005
Binge eating is a common problem associated with distress and dysfunction. Mindfulness-based interventions are attracting increasing attention, and the recent empirical literature suggests that they may be effective for a variety of disorders. Current theories about the etiology and maintenance of binge eating suggest that mindfulness training may be helpful for this problem. This report describes the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT; Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002) in the treatment of a client with subthreshold binge eating disorder. Posttreatment and 6-month follow-up data showed excellent improvements in binge eating symptoms as well as increased levels of mindfulness.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Etiology, Therapy, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness, Cognitive Development
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