Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for bulimia: a case report.

  title={Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for bulimia: a case report.},
  author={Debra Lynn Safer and Christy F Telch and William Stewart Agras},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={30 1},
OBJECTIVE This case report describes the application of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to the treatment of bulimia nervosa in a 20-session manualized therapy. METHOD The treatment, based on an affect regulation model of eating disorders, was developed to teach emotion regulation skills to replace eating-disordered behaviors. The patient, a 36-year-old woman, had a long history of binge eating and purging that had not responded to 2 years of counseling. In the 4 weeks before treatment… CONTINUE READING