8. Combined Treatment for Eating Disorders

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch8

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Combined Treatment for Eating Disorders, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • bulimia nervosa;
  • anorexia nervosa;
  • starvation;
  • disordered eating

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the research evidence for the use of medication in conjunction with CBT for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Particular attention is paid to the problems of starvation, the medical complications of both disorders, and co-morbidity. Principles that facilitate collaborative care and a team approach are illustrated with clinical examples.