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An eating disorder-specific model of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-ED): Causal pathways and treatment implications

Rieger, Elizabeth; Van Buren, Dorothy; Bishop, Monica; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Welch, Robinson; Wilfley, Denise


Several studies support the efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) in the treatment of eating disorders. Treatment outcomes are likely to be augmented through a greater understanding, and hence treatment targeting, of the mechanisms whereby IPT induces therapeutic gains. To this end, the present paper seeks to develop a theoretical model of IPT in the context of eating disorders (IPT-ED). After providing a brief description of IPT, the IPT-ED model is presented and research supporting...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Psychology Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.02.001


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