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Managing Binge Eating, from CBT to Apps

(9/30/2013)

Managing Binge Eating, from CBT to Apps
Psych Central
September 30, 2013

Binge eating has recently been identified as an eating disorder that is twice as common as bulimia nervosa.  In response, Drexel University researchers are testing two new treatment methods to help people reduce binge-eating behavior.  The first intervention is the development of a smartphone app that will track users’ individual patterns of eating and binge eating behavior and alert them at times when they are at risk for binge behaviors.  Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy that will equip patients with psychological tools that may help them adhere to, and benefit from, standard treatments for binge eating disorder.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/09/30/managing-binge-eating-from-cbt-to-apps/60118.html

 


Keywords: binge, eating, cognitive, behavioral, therapy, apps



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