Journal article

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

Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Isabel Krug, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Araceli Nunez, Eva Penelo, Raquel Solano, Janet Treasure

JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

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..

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