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J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2009 Sep;40(3):479-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Jun 28.

Male eating disorders and therapy: a controlled pilot study with one year follow-up.

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Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain. ffernandez@bellvitgehospital.cat

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine whether outpatient treatment for male patients with bulimic symptomatology is as effective as it is for females.

METHOD:

The outcome of 19 male patients was compared to that of 150 female eating disorder (ED) individuals after a group CBT treatment.

RESULTS:

A reduction in ED symptomatology was observed after treatment for both genders. Main effects for gender indicated that after collapsing across the mean pre/post values, lower mean scores were found for men in the EAT-40, in the EDI-total score and in the following EDI subscales: "drive for thinness", "body dissatisfaction" and "interoceptive awareness".

CONCLUSIONS:

A group CBT treatment appears to be effective for male and female ED patients.

PMID:
19595294
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbtep.2009.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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