Eating disorders belong to the leading causes of lost life years in young adult women. Current behavioral treatments are efficacious but reach only part of the affected women. Dialectic behavioral therapy for eating disorders (DBT-E) assumes that altered eating behavior is a consequence of stress, traumatization or of difficulties in emotion regulation. DBT-E focuses on imparting skills that improve the self-management of eating behavior, emotion regulation and stress tolerance. Pilot data point to a good effectiveness of the treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Dialectic behavioral therapy for eating disorders|
|Journal||PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)