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Case report: treatment of a woman with alcohol and binge eating problems

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posted on 1998-09-01, 00:00 authored by S Dawe, Petra StaigerPetra Staiger
The prevalence of eating disorders generally, and bulimia symptomatology in particular, in problem female drinkers has been consistently reported. According to an addictive behaviour model, these two disorders share common features, in particular a compulsion to engage in the behaviour and a sense of loss of control. However, there has been no attempt to treat sufferers of both conditions with a similar treatment approach. The present case study illustrates how a cognitive behavioural and exposure-based approach successfully treated a woman with a history of bulimia and alcohol problems. At 12 months follow up, there was a significant reduction in alcohol consumption and an absence of bingeing and purging episodes.

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Journal

Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry

Volume

29

Issue

3

Pagination

249 - 260

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0005-7916

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1998, Elsevier Science

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