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Affecting millions of people every year with devastating consequences, Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in today's fast paced, high pressured society.

Treatment for the Eating Disorders
Treatment for the eating disorders

There is a growing body of literature, including several academic journals, devoted to discussion of the nature and treatment of the eating disorders. With the broad dissemination of professional opinion and literature across journals and through academic conferences, there is ample opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and ideas across specialist interest groups, and increasingly therapies are informed by each other. The behavioural therapies, once the domain of people who adhered strictly to the notion that change is mediated by external contingencies and rewards, have changed with the advent of ideas about how thoughts can influence mood and feelings. Cognitive therapy, which began with the identification of negative thoughts and schemas, has moved closer towards ...

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