Cognitive Behavioral Therapy More Effective Than Psychoanalysis

American Journal of Psychiatry has published a new study touting the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. The study tracked 70 patients who were randomly assigned to either psychoanalytic psychotherapy or enhanced CBT. The study tracked the patients for 2 years and at the end discovered that 44 percent of the CBT group had stopped binge eating and purging compared to 15 percent effectiveness in the psychotherapy group. By the end of both treatments, substantial improvements in eating disorder features and general psychopathology were observed, but in general these changes took place more rapidly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

The Meadows Ranch Medical Director to Present at 3rd Annual Lifestyle Intervention National Conference

Kevin Wandler, MD, Medical Director for The Meadows Ranch, will give the lunch presentation at the 2013 Annual Lifestyle Intervention National Conference on October 7 – 9 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Wandler will present “Trauma, Trauma Everywhere and Not Enough to Drink!” on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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The Meadows Ranch works closely with individuals, the community and professional healthcare providers to raise awareness about Eating Disorders. For over 20 years The Meadows Ranch has been helping people recover from eating disorders. The Meadows Ranch was founded on the belief that complete and lasting recovery from an eating disorder was possible. The decision to enter inpatient treatment may be difficult; however, the decision regarding who to trust with your care is easy. More than 10,000 patients have come to The Meadows Ranch for treatment. Why? Because it works.