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Anorexia nervosa how people think and how we address it in psychological therapy. / Pretorius, Natalie; Tchanturia, Kate.

In: Therapy, Vol. 4, No. 4, 07.2007, p. 423-431.

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Pretorius, N & Tchanturia, K 2007, 'Anorexia nervosa how people think and how we address it in psychological therapy', Therapy, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 423-431. https://doi.org/10.2217/14750708.4.4.423

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Pretorius, N., & Tchanturia, K. (2007). Anorexia nervosa how people think and how we address it in psychological therapy. Therapy, 4(4), 423-431. https://doi.org/10.2217/14750708.4.4.423

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Pretorius N, Tchanturia K. Anorexia nervosa how people think and how we address it in psychological therapy. Therapy. 2007 Jul;4(4):423-431. https://doi.org/10.2217/14750708.4.4.423

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Pretorius, Natalie ; Tchanturia, Kate. / Anorexia nervosa how people think and how we address it in psychological therapy. In: Therapy. 2007 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 423-431.

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abstract = "Background: Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for anorexia nervosa (AN) is a new working model for severely ill patients. It has been adapted from various resources, taking into account cognitive characteristics of patients with AN, such as difficulties in set-shifting and extreme attention to detail, as well as difficulties in engagement with treatment and in reflecting on their illness. Aim: We aim to introduce the elements of a CRT intervention, which we have tailored for AN, and demonstrate it with a case report. Methods: The patient presented completed ten, twice-weekly, 30-min sessions of a CRT intervention, which took into account strengths and weaknesses in information-processing styles and focused on the following components: helping patients to think about their thinking/strategies by undertaking simple cognitive tasks; reflecting how they relate to real life; exploring alternative strategies in cognitive tasks; applying new skills and strategies to real-life behaviors; acknowledging and summarizing what was learned during the intervention in the form of a letter. Results: After completing CRT, the patient presented had developed awareness of her thinking processes, developed new, more flexible strategies, and found CRT to be useful as a pretreatment before commencing further psychological interventions. Conclusion: CRT has the potential to increase the effectiveness of further psychological interventions for AN.",
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