New York: Guilford Press, 2020 Save 20% Promotion Code 2E! Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Eating Disorders ... By Ellen Braaten, PhD. Posted in: Parenting Concerns, Teenagers, Young Adults Topics: Mental Illness + Psychiatric Disorders Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a special kind of talk therapy that can be used to help with mental health challenges.
Cognitive behavioral therapy concentrates on patterns of abnormal thinking and distorted beliefs that are the underlying causes for irrational emotions and thought patterns that can lead to mental illness. Thus, reducing dietary restriction via cognitive and behavioral interventions can reduce binge eating. Essence of therapy: Dietary restraint promotes and maintains binge eating pathology; thus, the treatment is designed to reduce dietary restraint through behavioral strategies (e.g., self-monitoring of behaviors, normalizing patterns of eating). Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is derived from both the cognitive and behavioral schools of psychology and focuses on the alteration of thoughts and actions with the goal of treating various disorders.