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PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46047. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046047. Epub 2012 Oct 31.

Emotional and social mind training: a randomised controlled trial of a new group-based treatment for bulimia nervosa.

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Eating Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Maudsley Hospital, London, United Kingdom. anna.lavender@slam.nhs.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

There is a need to improve treatment for individuals with bulimic disorders. It was hypothesised that a focus in treatment on broader emotional and social/interpersonal issues underlying eating disorders would increase treatment efficacy. This study tested a novel treatment based on the above hypothesis, an Emotional and Social Mind Training Group (ESM), against a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group (CBT) treatment.

METHOD:

74 participants were randomised to either ESM or CBT Group treatment programmes. All participants were offered 13 group and 4 individual sessions. The primary outcome measure was the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) Global score. Assessments were carried out at baseline, end of treatment (four months) and follow-up (six months).

RESULTS:

There were no differences in outcome between the two treatments. No moderators of treatment outcome were identified. Adherence rates were higher for participants in the ESM group.

DISCUSSION:

This suggests that ESM may be a viable alternative to CBT for some individuals. Further research will be required to identify and preferentially allocate suitable individuals accordingly.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ISRCTN61115988.

PMID:
23118850
PMCID:
PMC3485274
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0046047
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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