The efficacy of a brief group cbt program in treating patients diagnosed with bulimia nervosa: A brief report

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Abstract

Objective:

The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a brief group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) program in treating a large cohort of patients diagnosed with bulimia nervosa.

Method:

Treatment outcome defined as reductions in bulimia related behavioral symptoms and bulimia related distress was examined in 205 consecutive new patients enrolled in an eight-session group CBT program.

Results:

Significant reductions in eating disorder pathology were found on all measures of bulimia related behavioral symptoms, as well as on all measures of bulimia related distress.

Discussion:

There is strong evidence for the efficacy of brief group CBT in treating patients with bulimia nervosa. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013; 46:560–562)

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