OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a brief group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) program in treating a large cohort of patients diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. METHOD: Treatment outcome defined as reductions in bulimia related behavioral symptoms and bulimia related distress was examined in 205 consecutive new patients enrolled in an eight-session group CBT program. RESULTS: Significant reductions in eating disorder pathology were found on all measures of bulimia related behavioral symptoms, as well as on all measures of bulimia related distress. DISCUSSION: There is strong evidence for the efficacy of brief group CBT in treating patients with bulimia nervosa.
International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2013, Vol 46, Issue 6, p. 53-67
Adolescent Adult Bulimia Nervosa/psychology/*therapy *Cognitive Therapy Female Humans *Psychotherapy, Group Treatment Outcome Young Adult