Rebecca Hope

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The specificity and magnitude of the effects of cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of bulimia nervosa were evaluated. Seventy-five patients who met strict diagnostic criteria were treated with either cognitive behavior therapy, a simplified behavioral version of this treatment, or interpersonal psychotherapy. Assessment was by interview and(More)
A 21-item rating scale for measuring aggressive behaviour in psychogeriatric in-patients is described. This scale is designed to be completed by ward staff. It should prove valuable in treatment studies and in studies which aim to investigate the correlates of aggressive behaviour. Studies using the scale demonstrate that when used in conjunction with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa has a specific therapeutic effect and determine whether a simplified behavioral treatment (BT) of CBT is as effective as the full treatment. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial involving three psychological treatments. Two planned comparisons, CBT with interpersonal(More)
Seventy-five patients with bulimia nervosa were treated with 1 of 3 short-term psychological treatments and were then entered into a closed 1-year period of follow-up. Pretreatment predictors of 3 measures of outcome were sought. Only 2 variables were significantly associated with outcome: attitudes toward shape and weight, and self-esteem. The nature of(More)
The eating habits of 33 patients with dementia were studied. They were assessed by semistructured interview with a relative who was able to act as an informant for the whole period of the dementia. Changes in eating were found to be common and included both increased and decreased food intake, altered food choice, the consumption of inedible substances and(More)
Emotionalism is a common and distressing consequence of many forms of brain damage. There is uncertainty about its classification, aetiology and treatment. A commonly used typology is difficult to apply in practice as illustrated by three clinical examples. We describe the various components of emotionalism and highlight their range and variability. In(More)
Changes in eating and weight are not uncommon in dementia although they have yet to be systematically studied. These changes are of clinical importance since they can seriously affect patients' physical health and they are often a major problem for carers. These changes are also of theoretical interest since certain abnormalities may be a direct expression(More)