Athena Robinson

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  • Forty years of progress in the treatment of the eating disorders NORDIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Agras, W. S., Robinson, A. H. 2008; 62: 19-24


    This paper reviews progress in the treatment of the eating disorders between 1968 and 2008. In 1968, no evidence-based treatments were available for any of the eating disorders, and binge eating disorder had not yet been described. In 2008, there are still no evidence-based treatments for anorexia nervosa, although a specific form of family therapy (based on the Maudsley model) appears promising. Both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological evidence-based treatments are now available for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Therapist-assisted self-help is a promising approach to treatment because it may reduce the costs of treatment, allow for more adequate dissemination to areas lacking specialty resources and also provide a basis for algorithm-driven approaches to treatment.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/08039480802315632

    View details for Web of Science ID 000260298500004

    View details for PubMedID 18752114

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