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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.
Chapter 4: A Cognitive Behavioural and Integrative Approach to Eating Disorders
A Cognitive Behavioural and Integrative Approach to Eating Disorders
The Theoretical Basis of a ‘Cognitive’ Behavioural Therapy Approach to the Eating Disorders
Cognitive behaviour therapy lends itself theoretically to the treatment of eating disorders for several reasons. One of these has to do with the connection between eating behaviour and belief, the relationship between attitudes to weight and shape, and dieting as a consequence.
Cognitive Therapies and Attitude Change
Most theories of causation take on board the notion that eating disorders are connected with an overvaluation of the importance of weight and shape and a consequent fear of fatness. It is possible that these factors underlie, at least in part, both the non-eating behaviour of anorexics and the binge-eating ...