Which psychological therapies are used in the treatment of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Answer

Various psychological therapies have proven helpful in treating patients with anorexia nervosa, including the following: [3, 4, 5]

  • Individual therapy (insight-oriented)

  • Cognitive analytic therapy

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E)

  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

  • Motivational enhancement therapy

  • Dynamically informed therapies

  • Group therapy

  • Family-based therapy (FBT)

  • Specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM)

  • Conjoint family therapy

  • Separated family therapy

  • Multifamily groups

  • Relatives and caregiver support groups


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