Dialectical behavior therapy for binge-eating disorder
Article first published online: 2 JUN 1999
Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Eating Disorders
Volume 55, Issue 6, pages 755–768, June 1999
How to Cite
Wiser, S. and Telch, C. F. (1999), Dialectical behavior therapy for binge-eating disorder. J. Clin. Psychol., 55: 755–768. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4679(199906)55:6<755::AID-JCLP8>3.0.CO;2-R
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 1999
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 1999
Binge-eating episodes have alternately been described as stemming from strict dieting behaviors driven by overvalued ideas of weight and shape, or as arising from problematic interpersonal experiences. A third way of conceptualizing an eating binge is as a maladaptive emotion-regulation strategy, suggesting that facilitating more adaptive and effective affect regulation capacities may be a useful treatment. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment aimed at increasing emotion regulation skill, is currently being adapted for use with a binge-eating disorder population. Assumptions underlying the treatment, methods in treatment delivery, and goals of the treatment package are discussed. A pilot study currently underway of group DBT therapy for individuals with Binge-Eating Disorder is described. © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Clin Psychol 55: 755–768, 1999.