Response to enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy in an adolescent with anorexia nervosa

Felicity A. Cowdrey, Jennifer Davis

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Abstract

Background: Few studies have examined the acceptability and usefulness of enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for adolescents with eating disorders (EDs). Aim: To investigate whether CBT-E was an acceptable and efficacious treatment for an adolescent presenting to a routine clinical service with an ED. Method: Daily self-monitoring records were completed during a baseline (A) and intervention (B) phase in addition to routine outcome measures. Results: There were reductions in both ED behaviours and “feeling fat”, and increases in weight after 11 CBT-E sessions. Progress was only partially maintained at 8-month follow-up. Conclusion: CBT-E may be an acceptable and useful intervention for adolescents with EDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-722
Number of pages6
JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • case report
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • eating disorder

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