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Unformatted text preview: Module 5 --- Article 1 TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME IN THE TREATMENT OF BULIMIA NERVOSA In the treatment of bulimia nervosa, early improvement is found to be a predictor of successful outcome. In a 2-site study, 220 women with bulimia nervosa, purging type, were randomly assigned to receive either cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Both therapies included 19 sessions over a 20-week period. Patients were assessed at the beginning and at the end of treatment, and at 8 months after the end of treatment. Potential predictors of outcome were assessed, including: duration of purging behavior; level of eating disorder features, general psychiatric symptoms, and self-esteem; history of anorexia nervosa; history of obesity; current major depression and borderline personality disorder; quality of social adjustment....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course PCO 4930 taught by Professor Neimeyer during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '09