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Cognitive remediation therapy as an intervention for acute anorexia nervosa: A case report

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H Davies, K Tchanturia

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311 - 316
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Eating Disorders Review
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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Abstract

The aim of this case report is to illustrate how cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) can be used as part of the treatment programme in acute anorexia nervosa (AN) to stimulate mental activities and improve thinking skills and information-processing systems when other therapies, for example cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), may be too complex and intense for the patient to engage in. Furthermore, we hypothesize that CRT may be an effective tool in improving flexibility of thinking in AN, as previous neuropsychological findings have proved that rigidity is one of the maintaining factors in AN. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association

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