a1 Universty of Edinburgh and Littlemore Hospital, Oxford
Bulimia nervosa is a relatively common eating disorder which has a significant physical and psychological morbidity and a poor prognosis. A behavioural approach to its treatment is described. This focuses on increasing control over eating, eliminating food avoidance and changing maladaptive attitudes. Preliminary findings are promising, with improvement appearing to be maintained. Components of the treatment may benefit patients who simply complain of overeating.
c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Christopher Fairburn, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX.