Project Details

Description

Bulimia is a complex, disabling clinical disorder that remains poorly
understood; reliably effective treatment methods have yet to be developed
and evaluated. It is proposed here to compare two promising methods, using
comprehensive assessment of psychological and physiological functioning, in
the treatment of normal weight bulimics: cognitive restructuring (CR) with
diet modification alone; and CR plus exposure and response prevention.
Uncontrolled clinical reports have suggested the potential efficacy of both
methods. The process mechanisms underlying these methods will be explored
within the framework of a comparative treatment outcome study. A detailed
monthly follow-up will provide data on the long-term effects of treatment
(virtually non-existent in the current literature) and allow identification
of the determinants of relapse when it occurs. Extensive assessment
measures before, during, and after treatment will be the basis for
investigating possible predictors of short-term and long-term therapeutic
effects.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/8411/30/85

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)

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