Cognitive behavioural case formulation in complex eating disorder

Helen Startup, Victoria Mountford, Anna Lavender, Ulrike Schmidt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


Despite a notable burgeoning of empirical research over the last decade, eating disorders (ED) remain notoriously difficult to treat. Where treatment gains do occur, initial optimism often fades and ‘revolving door’ patients can become the mainstay of specialist services. Patients typically present with a heterogeneous array of cognitive, behavioural, emotional, physiological and interpersonal maintenance factors. They can generate high anxiety in carers and clinicians desperate to offer support but often finding themselves overwhelmed and paralysed by the demands of the illness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCase Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Treatment of Challenging and Complex Cases
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781317438854
ISBN (Print)9780415741781
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015


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