Effectiveness Of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy On Treating Nssi, Eating Disorders And Substance Abuse Disorder

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Effectiveness of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy in Treating NSSI, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorder

Overview of intervention/Introduction

Emma is a 15-year-old teenager diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. Partaking in episodes of binge eating, fasting and self- induced vomiting; Emma has a distorted perception regarding her weight and body image. Similarly, Ethan is a 16-year-old teenager diagnosed with Non- suicidal- self-injury (NSSI), who through repetitive cuts and burns to the body uses self- injury as an emotional regulatory strategy. Both Emma and Ethan were suggested Cognitive behavioral therapy as an effective treatment option.
Cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a class of psychological and behavioral interventions based on the premise that cognitive and behavioral factors play an important role in maintaining psychological disorders and distress. Taking into account the knowledge on the development and maintenance of psychological disorders and the wide range of treatment strategies available for treating disorders, CBT procedures specific to disorders have been developed to address the various underlying cognitive and behavior factors unique to the disorder (Hofmann, Asnaani, Vonk, Sawyer & Fang, 2012 and Leichsenring, Hiller, Weissberg & Leibing, 2006). Though the various disorder specific CBT procedures have variations, they share similar approach to treatment by focusing on symptom reduction and improving functionality through changing…
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