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Psychological treatments for eating disorders.
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PMID:  24060917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent evidence on psychological treatments for eating disorders.
RECENT FINDINGS: Eating disorders are serious psychiatric conditions requiring evidence-based intervention. Treatments have been evaluated within each eating disorder diagnosis and across diagnoses. For adults with anorexia nervosa, no one specialist treatment has been shown to be superior. Cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy remain the most established treatments for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, with stepped-care approaches showing promise and new behavioral treatments under study. Enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy has improved symptoms in adults and youth. Maudsley family-based therapy is the most established treatment for youth with anorexia nervosa and may be efficacious for youth with bulimia nervosa. Interpersonal psychotherapy for the prevention of excess weight gain may be efficacious for reducing loss of control eating and weight gain in overweight youth.
SUMMARY: Significant advances in treatments have been made, including evaluation of long-term outcomes, novel approaches, and tailored extension for specific patient profiles. However, widespread access to effective eating disorder treatments remains limited. Increasing the potency and expanding the implementation of psychological treatments beyond research settings into clinical practice has strong potential to increase access to care, thereby reducing the burden of eating disorders.
Andrea E Kass; Rachel P Kolko; Denise E Wilfley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in psychiatry     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1473-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-25     Completed Date:  2014-03-18     Revised Date:  2014-07-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809880     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology,  therapy
Behavior Therapy
Binge-Eating Disorder / psychology,  therapy
Bulimia Nervosa / psychology,  therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Eating Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Psychotherapy / methods*
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