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Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2010 Feb;60(2):52-63. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1234134. Epub 2009 Sep 14.

[The efficacy of outpatient client-centered psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa: results of a randomised controlled trial].

[Article in German]

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Asklepios Klinik Nord/Ochsenzoll, III, Fachabteilung Psychiatrische Akutbehandlung/Psychosen, Hamburg, Germany. karsten.schuetzmann@hanse.net

Abstract

The efficacy of outpatient client-centered psychotherapy (CCP) for bulimia nervosa was investigated using guided self help (GSH) as comparison group. In the initial CCP-group ( N=29), 27,6% still met the diagnostic criteria at end of treatment and 34,5% at follow-up. In the completer sample ( N=25), 16% met the diagnostic criteria at end of treatment and 0% at follow-up; significant improvements in eating behaviour, comorbid and general psychopathology could be demonstrated which persisted over the follow-up period and which, in part, were significantly superior to the improvements in the GSH-group. As regards the diagnostic criteria, the CCP proved to be significantly more effective than the GSH for both the ITT and the completer samples. At follow-up, this group difference was present in the completer samples only. The results provide initial evidence for the efficacy of CCP in the outpatient treatment of women with bulimia nervosa.

PMID:
19753509
DOI:
10.1055/s-0029-1234134
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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