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

@article{Fairburn2003CognitiveBT,
  title={Cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders: a "transdiagnostic" theory and treatment.},
  author={Christopher G Fairburn and Zafra Cooper and Roz Shafran},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          509-28
        }
}
This paper is concerned with the psychopathological processes that account for the persistence of severe eating disorders. Two separate but interrelated lines of argument are developed. One is that the leading evidence-based theory of the maintenance of eating disorders, the cognitive behavioural theory of bulimia nervosa, should be extended in its focus to embrace four additional maintaining mechanisms. Specifically, we propose that in certain patients one or more of four additional… CONTINUE READING

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