Eating disorders: psychotherapy cravings control

Binge Eating disorder: psychotherapy helps with recurring hot seizures hunger

According to health experts, more and more people suffer from eating disorders. Strong Binge-Eating disorder is common among others. This can be treated, according to a new study, the best way to psychotherapy.

A drastic rise in eating disorders

In the past few years, a dramatic increase in eating disorders was recorded. Especially Anorexia nervosa (anorexia) and Bulimia nervosa (eating addiction Crusher) have greatly increased. But also the so-called “Binge Eating disorder” (BES) is on the rise. When it comes to periodic cravings with loss of conscious control over eating. In contrast to bulimia is then not taken any counter-measures, so that in the longer term, most Overweight is a consequence. According to a recent study, this eating disorder can be treated with a psychotherapy.

Recurrent Binges

In the case of a Binge-Eating disorder, those Affected suffer from regularly recurring Essanfällen.

Take within a short period of time, usually only a few hours, significantly more food than normal and have the feeling to lose control of your eating habits.

Typically, these Binges are triggered by negative mood. The disease is often associated with a low self-esteem, other mental disorders, such as Depression, as well as with obesity (obesity).

For a treatment of Binge Eating disorder therapy are forms of the question.

Comparison of the various forms of therapy

Scientists of the faculty of medicine Prof. Dr. Anja Hilbert from the IFB Adipositydiseases have now investigated how effective the different therapy forms.

In a large-scale Meta-analysis compared the effects of various randomized-controlled trials.

“In the past decade has doubled the number of trials for the treatment of Binge-Eating disorder, almost,” explains Anja Hilbert, Professor of behavioral medicine at the University of Leipzig, said in a statement.

“Our study summarizes and confirmed, refined and extended previous findings from comprehensive Meta-analyses,” says the scientist.

Psychotherapy proved to be highly effective

The information suggests that psychotherapy, especially Cognitive behavior therapy, proved to be highly effective in the treatment of binge eating.

The psychotherapy-treated patients had a probability of thus, in comparison to untreated control groups, a ten-fold, to more suffering at the end of Treatment under Essanfällen.

“In the long term, the therapy were undetectable,” explains Hilbert. Other forms of therapy performed worse.

The obesity was behavior therapy for weight reduction is significantly less effective in the treatment of binge eating.

The structured self-help for the Affected work, materials, and information for Binge-Eating disorder, scored, however, somewhat weaker effects than psychotherapy compared to untreated control groups.

Also, pharmacotherapy with antidepressants, proved to be less successful: of the patients, the drug were a therapist, been treated, had not to suffer in comparison to the Placebo groups, a two-fold increased likelihood, following the end of Treatment under Essanfällen.

The results of the study, published in the “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology”, are of great clinical relevance.

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