The most effective treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy. This involves the individual self-monitoring their thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to this eating disorder. Therapy is then focused on identifying those environmental triggers or irrational thoughts, feelings and states that lead to either bingeing or purging. Actions are taken to help with normalising eating behaviour, including showing individuals how to challenge any beliefs they have regarding their weight or self-esteem.
What treatments are effective for bulimia nervosa?
March 12, 2018