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Title: Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa
Author: Hall, Mary N.; Friedman, R. Joseph II; Leach, Laura
Keywords: eating disorders
behavior therapy
pharmacotherapy
psychotherapy
Date: 2008-06
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: American Family Physician, 77(11) 2008: 1588+.
Abstract: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for bulimia nervosa based on multiple consistent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs). (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: A). Guided self-help has not been shown to be beneficial in reducing binge and purge episodes, but it may relieve some related symptoms, especially if CBT is not available. (SOR: B, based on RCTs and case-control studies with heterogeneous results). Pharmacotherapy with antidepressants has been shown to be effective in treating bulimia nervosa, with an additive effect when combined with psychotherapy. (SOR: A, based on multiple consistent RCTs).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3810

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