Chapter 5. Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Katherine Halmi3,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. G. Terence Wilson

Published Online: 28 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470867183.ch5

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

How to Cite

Wilson, G. T. (2003) Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders, in Eating Disorders, Volume 6 (eds M. Maj, K. Halmi, J. J. López-Ibor and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470867183.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Eating Disorder Program, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

  3. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, State University of New Jersey Rutgers, 152 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8085, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2003
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2003

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848654

Online ISBN: 9780470867181



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • As Many Questions As Answers: Evidence-based and Evidence-generating Practice. Authored by Glenn Waller

  • Mind Over Matter in the Eating Disorders. Authored by Regina C. Casper

  • Broadening the Evidence-based Net. Authored by Nicholas A. Troop

  • Seeing the Wood for the Trees. Authored by J. Hubert Lacey

  • Efficacy, Effectiveness and the Implementation of Evidence. Authored by Eric F. van Furth

  • Further Perspectives on Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders. Authored by Denise E. Wilfley and Elizabeth Rieger

  • Establishing the Evidence Base for Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders. Authored by Adrienne Key

  • Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the Eating Disorders. Authored by Marilyn Lawrence

  • To Prove or Not to Prove? Limitations of Evidence-based Choice of Treatment in Eating Disorders. Authored by Michel Botbol

  • Different Psychotherapeutic Approaches: For What Reasons? Authored by Philippe Jeammet and Nathalie Godart

  • Eating Disorders—Family Business or Not? Authored by Eia Asen

  • Nothing is as Practical as a Good Theory. Authored by Anita Jansen

  • Great Expectations, Yet Anorexic Results. Authored by Táki Athanássios Cordás, Daniel Boleira Guimaraes and Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu

  • A Recipe for the Psychological Management of Eating Disorders. Authored by Stephen William Touyz

  • Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders: Much Done, Much to be Done. Authored by Phillipa J. Hay and Josue Bacaltchuk