Psychotherapy in Eating Disorders

Ion Dafinoiu


After a brief presentation of the diagnosis criteria for eating disorders – anorexia (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)- , the author has analysed the main psychological explanations as well as the results of recent research on certain personality traits of the patients suffering from these disorders. All these underlie the necessity of an integrative psychotherapeutic approach combining most of the times the cognitive-behavioural treatment, the systemic family treatment and hypnosis. After presenting some psychotherapeutic programs, methods and techniques, the author has illustrated them by presenting a clinical case.

Eating disorders, bulimia, anorexia, psychotherapy

Ion Dafinoiu – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences E-mail:

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