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Bulimia nervosa in adults: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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James E Mitchell, MD
Section Editor
Joel Yager, MD
Deputy Editor
David Solomon, MD

INTRODUCTION

The psychotherapy that has been studied most frequently for bulimia nervosa since it was first described in 1979 is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) [1,2]. Based upon randomized trials, CBT is the treatment of choice for bulimia nervosa [2-8].

This topic reviews CBT for treating bulimia nervosa. The epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, assessment, medical complications, and other treatments are discussed separately:

(See "Eating disorders: Overview of epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis".)

(See "Bulimia nervosa in adults: Clinical features, course of illness, assessment, and diagnosis".)

(See "Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management".)

                

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