Medication and psychotherapy in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

  title={Medication and psychotherapy in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.},
  author={B. Timothy Walsh and G. Terence Wilson and Katharine L. Loeb and Michael J. Devlin and Kristen M. Pike and S P Steven P Roose and Joseph Fleiss and Christine Waternaux},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 4},
OBJECTIVE Two treatments for bulimia nervosa have emerged as having established efficacy: cognitive-behavioral therapy and antidepressant medication. This study sought to address 1) how the efficacy of a psychodynamically oriented supportive psychotherapy compared to that of cognitive-behavioral therapy; 2) whether a two-stage medication intervention, in which a second antidepressant (fluoxetine) was employed if the first (desipramine) was either ineffective or poorly tolerated, added to the… CONTINUE READING


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