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Psychological therapies recommended for eating disorders

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:245
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    People with eating disorders should have prompt access to a range of psychological therapies and be treated as outpatients as much as possible, according to a new guideline.

    For the first time psychological interventions such as cognitive behaviour therapy, analytic therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy are recommended as first line treatments in an evidence based guideline from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

    The guidance on eating disorders advocates a holistic approach in caring for people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and less common eating disorders such as binge eating. Families …

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