Debra Safer

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  • Dialectical behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Safer, D. L., Telch, C. F., Agras, W. S. 2001; 158 (4): 632-634


    The effects of dialectical behavior therapy adapted for the treatment of binge/purge behaviors were examined.Thirty-one women (averaging at least one binge/purge episode per week) were randomly assigned to 20 weeks of dialectical behavior therapy or 20 weeks of a waiting-list comparison condition. The manual-based dialectical behavior therapy focused on training in emotion regulation skills.An intent-to-treat analysis showed highly significant decreases in binge/purge behavior with dialectical behavior therapy compared to the waiting-list condition. No significant group differences were found on any of the secondary measures.The use of dialectical behavior therapy adapted for treatment of bulimia nervosa was associated with a promising decrease in binge/purge behaviors.

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