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How to understand and treat eating disorders
Riccardo Dalle Grave M.D.
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Is the prescription of typical antipsychotics useful in the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa?
Family-based treatment (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E) achieve similar outcomes in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders, new research finds.
Alternative testing for food intolerance may promote the development and maintenance of eating disorders.
About 20% of individuals with anorexia nervosa go on to develop a lifelong condition. Unfortunately, there is no consensus on how to define and treat these patients.
Shape checking is common in people with eating disorders and influential in maintaining dissatisfaction with shape and encouraging dieting.
Feeling fat is an experience reported by many people, but its intensity and frequency appear to be far greater among those with eating disorders.
Overvaluation of shape and weight has been observed in about 20 percent of patients seeking treatment for obesity and was associated with eating psychopathology and poorer quality of life.
Problems related to the definition of comorbidity can have important clinical consequences that affect the treatment of eating disorders.
A new treatment for binge-eating disorder is designed to overcome the limits of existing approaches.
The overvaluation of shape and weight and not weight phobia is the core psychopathology of anorexia nervosa, according to the modern transdiagnostic cognitive behavior therapy.
CBT-E for eating disorders is well-suited to be delivered via teletherapy and can address the lack of psychological treatments available caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amind the Covid-19 pandemic, people with eating disorders have a high risk of relapse.
Regular eating based on a healthy dietary pattern is the best choice to reduce the risk of disease and to avoid the development of disturbed eating.
A comparison of family-based treatment (FBT) and enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E) for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents.
Enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E) has been adapted for adolescents with eating disorders and it is now recommended as an alternative to family-based treatment (FBT).
Riccardo Dalle Grave, M.D., is head of the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders at the Villa Garda Hospital in Italy. He is the author of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Eating Disorders.