Pros And Treatments Of Bulimia

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Register to read the introduction… Methods used consist of role-playing, relaxation techniques, and systematic desensitization. Ideally, patients increase their metacognition and improve how they behave in charged instances. Of all the psychotherapeutic treatments of anorexia nervosa, behavioral modification is most often used because it has potential for rapid results. However, critics claim there are many downfalls. They say it is too coercive, may lead to bulimia, and can result in prolonged isolation and deprivation of normal rights due to enforced treatment (Maloney & Klykylo, Pg. …show more content…
Multiple factors affect anorexia and it’s important to keep this in mind.
Bulimia:
The next eating disorder, bulimia, is mostly present in women who partake in binge eating. After consuming large amounts of food, bulimics purge by taking laxatives, fasting, or vomiting. Unlike anorexia, bulimia patients do not exhibit high levels of weight-loss. Most women use bulimia as a way to maintain a certain weight rather than continually reduce weight. There are two types of bulimia patients, those with and without anorexia nervosa.
The first group generally binge eats for a short time, vomits, and then fasts. These patients with bulimia and anorexia are generally susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, self-harm, and stealing resulting from higher levels of impulsive behavior (Maloney & Klykylo Pg. 102). Even though these people have greater anxiety, more somatic complaints, and are more extroverted, they are more likely to consent to psychotherapy. On the other hand, bulimics without anorexia nervosa are more difficult to treat and
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Second, within the general framework of a structured protocol it is individualized so that it matches the patient's problems. Third, it engages even the most ambivalent patients by providing a comprehensible and credible account of why their eating problem is self-perpetuating and what needs to be changed to overcome it. Fourth, its use of real-time self-monitoring provides a functional analysis of the processes that are currently maintaining the patient's eating problem, and thereby guides the choice of well-established cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies. Lastly, it minimizes the risk of relapse by helping patients develop the ability to identify and correct setbacks as they occur (relapse prevention). (Hollon & Wilson,

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