Eating Disorders and Possible Remedies Research Paper by scribbler

A review of the research on approaches to treating eating disorders.
# 152260 | 1,436 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper examines the research on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and the strategies for coping and treating these disorders. The paper addresses the need to teach young people to cope with anxiety and with imperfections in their bodies, the efficacy of family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, and the need to address "night eating syndrome" (NES) since it can lead to anorexia or bulimia.

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"An article in the American Journal of Psychiatry reports on a trial that involved family therapy for adolescents who suffered from bulimia nervosa and other "related disorders." The point of the research was to basically see if by combining family therapy and "cognitive behavior therapy" (CBT) adolescents could be helped. And not only was it about dealing with a serious disorder, the research was designed to see if these remedies were cost-effective, since many families are struggling today making ends meet, keeping jobs and keeping their homes from being foreclosed.
"Before presenting the results of the research, the journal pointed out that between 4% and 7% of young females in Western nations (the U.S., the UK, Canada, etc.) get involved in bulimia to some degree. If these young women don't come to terms with their disorder, it can "persist into adulthood," Schmidt explains. To this point in time, the authors claim that while many randomized research projects have been conducted, but few or perhaps none have specifically targeted adolescents.
"Subjects: This study took place between the years 2000 (September) and 2003 (May); it involved 85 adolescents who had bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. For those 16 years of age and younger than 16, they needed parental consent. Ethical practices were in place. These are young people in the United Kingdom. "Participants were randomly assigned to family therapy...or individual CBT guided self-care supported by a healthcare professional" (Schmidt, et al, 2007, p. 591). The stated goal was to have these 85 teenagers cease binge-eating and vomiting. After six months, the first assessment was conducted. Another assessment of the success of the research was made at 12 months."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lamberg, Lynne. (2003). Advances in Eating Disorders Offer Food for Thought. Journal ofthe American Medical Association, 290(11), 1437-1439.
  • Lamberg, Lynne. (2003). All Night Diners: Researchers Take a New Look at Night EatingSyndrome. Journal of the American Medical Association, 290(11), 1442.
  • Schmidt, Ulrike, Lee, Sally, Beecham, Jennifer, Perkins, Sarah, Treasure, Janet, Yi, Irene,Winn, Suzanne, Robinson, Paul, Murphy, Rebecca, Keville, Saskia, Johnson-Sabine,Eric, Jenkins, Mari, Frost, Susie, Dodge, Liz, Berelowitz, Mark, and Eisler, Ivan. (2007).The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 164, 591-598.

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