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Using an OCD formulation in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a useful way to understand the illness?

Jenkins, P. E. (2013) Using an OCD formulation in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a useful way to understand the illness? The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 6. e8. ISSN 1754-470X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S1754470X13000147

Abstract/Summary

Anorexia nervosa (AN) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been shown to have a number of commonalities, such as genetics, neurobiology, and symptoms. Approaches to treatment of AN have recently been described that take such findings into account, extending interventions recommended for obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders to AN. The current paper aims to outline a formulation model of AN in adults, derived from the literature on OCD, and introduce this topic as a fruitful area to build on existing treatment techniques, and to prompt further discussion of such techniques. A formulation model is described, followed by a discussion of how this might be applied to AN, using examples from clinical practice. Potential benefits and difficulties are discussed. A formulation model is suggested that can easily be adapted to AN, complementing existing models in eating disorders.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:76101
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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