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Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Dec;161(12):2322-4.

Prediction of outcome in bulimia nervosa by early change in treatment.

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Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, U.K.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors' goal was to identify predictors of treatment response in bulimia nervosa and, in particular, to attempt to replicate and extend the observation that early change predicts outcome.

METHOD:

Predictors of response at the end of treatment and 8-month follow-up were sought from a group of 220 women treated with either cognitive behavior therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy.

RESULTS:

Early change in frequency of purging was the best predictor of response at the end of treatment and at 8-month follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS:

Early change in treatment is a robust and potent predictor of immediate and longer-term outcome in bulimia nervosa.

PMID:
15569910
DOI:
10.1176/appi.ajp.161.12.2322
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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