A cognitive-behavioral approach to anorexia nervosa

  title={A cognitive-behavioral approach to anorexia nervosa},
  author={David M. Garner and Kelly M. Bemis},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
The initial section of this paper presents a rationale for describing the development of anorexia nervosa in cognitive-behavioral terms. The limitations of conceptualizing the disorder simply as a behavioral pattern maintained by environmental contingencies or negative reinforcement are discussed. The remainder of the paper outlines a basic cognitive-behavioral model for intervention that is based on Beck's cognitive therapy. Recommendations particularly relevant to the management of anorexic… CONTINUE READING