A cognitive behavioural theory of anorexia nervosa.

  title={A cognitive behavioural theory of anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Christopher G Fairburn and Roz Shafran and Zafra Cooper},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={37 1},

Anorexia nervosa and psychological control: a reexamination of selected theoretical accounts

Psychological control has been hypothesized to play a central role in the aetiology and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN). Indeed, by positioning psychological control as an important organizing

Anorexia nervosa: valued and visible. A cognitive-interpersonal maintenance model and its implications for research and practice.

A maintenance model of restricting anorexia nervosa, combining intra- and interpersonal factors is proposed, and it does not emphasize the role of weight and shape-related factors in the maintenance of AN; that is, it is culture-free.

Functional Analysis of Anorexia Nervosa: Some Applications to Clinical Practice

Clinical applications with behavioural principles and processes for a functional analysis of anorectic behaviour, including respondent and operant behaviour, and rule-governed behaviour as well as behavioural processes categorized through aversion learning, discrimination learning and complex schedules of reinforcement are presented.

Cognitive therapy for anorexia nervosa

Schematic models and modes of mind in anorexia nervosa I: A novel process account

A deeper understanding of the cognitive-affective mechanisms maintaining anorexia nervosa (AN) is required to develop more effective interventions. Clinical challenges posed by AN are reviewed and a

Cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders: a "transdiagnostic" theory and treatment.

Sense of agency during and following recovery from anorexia nervosa

Causes of eating disorders.

The recent research evidence pertaining to the development of these disorders, including sociocultural factors, family factors, negative affect, low self-esteem, and body dissatisfaction, are reviewed.

Cognitive theory in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: progress, development and future directions.

  • M. Cooper
  • Psychology
    Clinical psychology review
  • 2005



A cognitive behavioural approach to the treatment of bulimia.

  • C. Fairburn
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychological medicine
  • 1981
A behavioural approach to Bulimia nervosa treatment focuses on increasing control over eating, eliminating food avoidance and changing maladaptive attitudes, and components of the treatment may benefit patients who simply complain of overeating.

Towards a functional analysis of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

  • P. Slade
  • Psychology
    The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1982
It is suggested that initial dieting behaviour is triggered by apparently innocuous psychosocial stimuli, in the context of major setting conditions which predispose the individual towards self- and bodily control: an that successful dieting is then powerfully reinforced by its consequences, which rapidly lead to a downward spiralling into full-blown anorexia nervosa.

Personality variables and disorders in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

All dominant models of the eating disorders implicate personality variables in the emergence of weight concerns and the development of specific symptoms such as bingeing and purging and a less consistent picture suggesting affective instability and impulsivity has emerged from the assessment of subjects with bulimia nervosa.

Further evidence on early case descriptions of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Further historical case descriptions of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are presented to substantiate the thesis that both are historically new syndromes if the fear of becoming overweight is

On the Emergence of Bulimia Nervosa as a Syndrome A Historical View

It is hypothesized that changes in the cultural and economic conditions, such as the rising prosperity after the Depression Years, promoted an increased concern over body weight and recruited not only more, but also women of a psychologically different composition from the traditional anorexia nervosa patient, into dieting.

Eating Disorders: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, And The Person Within

General Aspects * Orientation and Point of View * Historical and Sociocultural Perspectives * Biological Basis of Eating Disorders * Hunger Awareness and Individuation * Family Frame and Transactions

Handbook of treatment for eating disorders

Part 1 The context for treatment: anorexia nervosa - historical perspective on treatment, Silverman the history of bulimia nervosa, Walsh and Garner assessment, Crowther and Sherwood sequencing and integration of treatments, Garner and Needleman.

Anorexia nervosa: Let me be

Part I: Anorexia as an Illness. Introduction. Immediate Clinical Features of the Condition: Physical, Behavioral, Experiential. Epidemiology and Natural History. Part II: Background to the Disorder.