Cbt for Eating Disorder

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n the case of anorexia, this means, in addition, teaching about the physical consequences of the disorder and of abnormal eating behaviours and of any attempt to make changes. It also means teaching the principles of normal eating behaviour and nutrition.
The use of a cognitive therapy approach makes it feasible to directly explore and question common assumptions about the importance of weight and shape. Having aired these assumptions, clients can decide whether they wish to continue to espouse them, modify them, or replace them with alternative ones.
At a deeper level too, the approach makes it feasible to address more personal issues regarding self-worth. So, while the therapy takes on board the task of tackling individual assumptions
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The number of people attending usually ranges from four to eight plus two staff.
The topics covered in groups include medical management, nutrition, cognitive behavioural techniques, creative expression, stress management, adolescent issues and school issues.
If you are admitted to hospital after you have commenced group therapy as an outpatient, you can attend group if you are medically stable. Group programs are also available for inpatients - see Admission to Hospital. http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/services/eating_disorders/services/group.htm#parents w. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and behavior therapy (BT) have been used for many years as first-line treatment, and they are the most-used types of psychotherapy for bulimia. CBT involves three overlapping phases. The first phase focuses on helping people to resist the urge to engage in the cycle of behavior by educating them about the dangers. The second phase introduces procedures to reduce dietary restraint and increase eating regularity. The last phase involves teaching people relapse-prevention strategies to help prepare them for possible setbacks

In general, CBT proceeds in three phases after the introductory sessions. The first phase promotes normalization of eating and weight rehabilitation, usually with behavioral and psychoeducational techniques. The second phase focuses on cognitive restructuring to target maladaptive cognitions
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