A risk and maintenance model for bulimia nervosa: From impulsive action to compulsive behavior.

@article{Pearson2015ARA,
  title={A risk and maintenance model for bulimia nervosa: From impulsive action to compulsive behavior.},
  author={Carolyn M Pearson and Stephen A. Wonderlich and G. Michael Van Ty Smith},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2015},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={516-35}
}
This article offers a new model for bulimia nervosa (BN) that explains both the initial impulsive nature of binge eating and purging, as well as the compulsive quality of the fully developed disorder. The model is based on a review of advances in research on BN and advances in relevant basic psychological science. It integrates transdiagnostic personality risk, eating-disorder-specific risk, reinforcement theory, cognitive neuroscience, and theory drawn from the drug addiction literature. We… CONTINUE READING
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