Effectiveness Of Highly Sequenced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Other Specified Feeding Or Eating Disorders And Anxiety

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In 2005, Swedish researchers, Nevonen and Broberg, investigated the effectiveness of highly sequenced cognitive-behavioral therapy for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders and anxiety. They released a study examining thirty five EDNOS participants with a mean age of 20.5, matched and randomized to twenty three sessions of sequenced CBT, followed by either individual or group therapy. Intention-to-treat analysis was used and participants were measured pre, post-treatment, and at one and 2.5 years follow up. Their findings showed that both sequenced based groups yielded a recovery of only about 10% at post-treatment; about 60%had not changed their binge-eating, purging, or restricting during or in conjunction with completing the treatment (Nevonen et al., 2005). In response to their research, Nevonen et al. (2005) concluded a strong need to include interpersonal issues and emotional regulation into the standard sequenced CBT to improve treatment results (Nevonen et al., 2005). Due to the small number of participants, these findings have limitations which restrict the generalizing of their conclusions; however, their results (2005) support the work of other studies which show more integrative, holistic interventions may yield better outcomes with EDNOS patients than highly specified, sequenced CBT (Ball &Mitchell, 2004;Thomas, 2009; Clinton 2010). More recently, a recent meta-analysis by Johnsen&Friborg (2015) demonstrates that the positive therapeutic effects of…
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