Self-Help Treatment of Eating Disorders.


Section of Eating Disorders, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, PO Box 59, 16, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


The authors provide an overview of the current state of research on self-help interventions for eating disorders. The efficacy of different forms of self-help interventions for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders at various stages of the care pathway (from prevention to relapse prevention) is described. Cost-effectiveness studies are also presented. Moderators of outcome, such as guidance and adherence, are discussed. Overall, the findings are promising and support the use of self-help interventions in the treatment of bulimic disorders, across the stages of the care pathway. Less is known about the use of self-help in anorexia nervosa.


Binge eating disorder,Bulimia nervosa,Eating disorders,Intervention,Review,Self-help,

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