Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Successful Treatment for Eating Disorders
CBT-E is the abbreviation for “enhanced cognitive therapy”, and it refers to a “transdiagnostic” therapy and counseling for eating disorders. CBT-E was created by Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford University and is a specialized outpatient treatment for adults and teens.
CBT-E for Eating Disorders, like CBT for OCD and other Anxiety Disorders is a highly individualized treatment. It is designed to fit the person’s difficulties like a glove and be modified in light of his or her progress. CBT-E involves evaluating each client and addressing body image, “feeling fat” and problematic behaviors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality that involves two core components, Cognitive Therapy AND Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive Therapy for Eating Disorders
The Cognitive component of therapy first involves learning to identify distorted or “faulty” thoughts that lead you to doing compulsive behaviors. Once you are able to recognize these thoughts, you will work on being able to correct them and learn a more rational and reasonable response.
Behavioral Therapy For Eating Disorders
The Behavioral component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involves changing our behavior, or response to the original thought or obsession. Our job is to teach you the tools needed to manage your anxiety related to food and body-image and troubleshoot any concerns you may be having along the way.
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