Psychological treatments for children with eating disorders

 

In this podcast, Professor Simon Gowers gives an overview of the different psychological therapies available for children and adolescents with eating disorders, discussing in some detail family therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.


 

Date published: 7 September 2009

Audio running time: 23 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this podcast we hope you will be able to:

 

  • outline the main psychological therapies available for children and adolescents with eating disorders

 

  • describe the differences in approach between family therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy

 

  • distinguish between anorexia and bulimia with regard to the evidence base available

 

  • advise on therapies considered most effective and those recommended by NICE.

 

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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2009. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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If you like this podcast, you may also be interested in the following:

 

The management of eating disorders by Prof Gerald Russell

 

Anxiety disorders in childen by Prof Ronald Rapee

 

An introduction to cognitive-behavioural therapy (module) by Dr Chris Williams and Dr Rebeca Martinez

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