Psychological and pharmacological treatments of bulimia nervosa: a research update

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Bulimia nervosa (BN) is an eating disorder, primarily afflicting young women, which can be successfully treated. The two most intensively researched treatments for BN have been antidepressant medication and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). Controlled studies of the separate and combined effects of these methods are critically reviewed, and the theoretical and clinical implications of their findings discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalApplied and Preventive Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


  • Antidepressant medication
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cognitive-behavior therapy


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