Research on the psychotherapy of bulimia nervosa: half empty or half full

Int J Eat Disord. 1996 Nov;20(3):219-29. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-108X(199611)20:3<219::AID-EAT1>3.0.CO;2-R.


Objective: The current status of the research knowledge on the psychotherapy of bulimia nervosa is reviewed.

Methods: Published studies using randomization to treatment are discussed.

Results: The existing research data speak convincingly to the efficacy of cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT); however, certain important questions remain unanswered.

Discussion: The current deficiencies in the field are underscored.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bulimia / diagnosis
  • Bulimia / therapy*
  • Canada
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Epidemiologic Factors
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Psychotherapy / methods
  • Research Design*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States