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Terapia psicológica

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PALACIOS ESPINOSA, Ximena. The Evolution of Cognitive Theories and Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa. Ter Psicol [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.1, pp.73-85. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082007000100006.

Anorexia nervosa is the eating disorder (ED) that represents the highest mortality rate among psychiatric disorders, though the interest of investigators has been particularly centered on bulimia nervosa; probably because it's incidence is higher, but also because the complexity of the clinical course of anorexia nervosa supposes a frustrating scenario that is constant for the therapist and the patient. The desadapatives behaviors that these patients develop unleash in starvation and extremely low weight that in general are bound to resort to hospital treatments, where the person receives medical and interdisciplinary managing. In these cases, the psychological treatment is based in behavior therapy. This article presents the temporary evolution that cognitive theories and cognitive behavioral treatment for anorexia anorexia nervosa have followed, highlighting the value of cognitions in the maintenance of this eating disorder

Palavras-chave : anorexia nervosa; cognitive theories; cognitive behavioral therapy; eating disorders (ED).

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