The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive Perspective by Myra CooperThe Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive Perspective by Myra Cooper

The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive Perspective

byMyra Cooper

Paperback | June 17, 2003

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Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of binge-eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviour. It affects 1-2% of the population, the majority of cases occurring in women between the ages of 16 and 35. This book provides a comprehensive anddetailed review of the key psychological aspects of the disorder and places particular emphasis on cognitive considerations. The coverage includes the key features of Bulimia Nervosa, associated problems, psychological theories and different treatment approaches. There is special focus on cognitive factors with case examples used to illustrate the two most articulated cognitive treatments for the disorder. Emergingtopics, such as imagery and metacognition are covered, as are service issues, such as stepped care and practice guidelines. Drawing on research and theory from cognitive and non-clinical areas of psychology, The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa provides an original and challenging perspective on this debilitating condition. It questions assumptions about cognitive theory of Bulimia Nervosa and the role of standardcognitive therapy in treating the problem, suggests novel ideas, and a revised treatment and outlines areas for further research activity.
Myra Cooper is at Senior Research Tutor, Oxford Regional Training Course in Clinical Psychology, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK.
Title:The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.79 inPublished:June 17, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632655

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Table of Contents

1. Definition and diagnosis2. Key features3. The consequences and dangers of bulimia nervosa4. Associated features: internal factors5. Associated features: external and developmental factors6. Epidemiology7. Non-cognitive theories of bulimia nervosa8. Cognitive theory9. Evidence for cognitive theories10. Non-cognitive treatment of bulimia nervosa11. Cognitive therapy12. Cognitive therapy outcomes13. The future