Using imagery in cognitive-behavioral treatment for eating disorders: tackling the restrictive mode.

@article{Mountford2006UsingII,
  title={Using imagery in cognitive-behavioral treatment for eating disorders: tackling the restrictive mode.},
  author={Victoria A. Mountford and Glenn Waller},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={533-43}
}
A restrictive thinking style in the eating disorders, often referred to as "anorexic thinking," is often resistant to cognitive-behavioral interventions, even when apparent motivation is relatively high. It is argued that this difficulty is due in part to the ingrained nature of such thinking patterns, regardless of diagnosis. Those patterns reflect the ego-syntonic element of the eating disorders, and manifest as difficulty for the patient in identifying and challenging negative automatic… CONTINUE READING