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The effective treatment of arexia nervosa (AN) remains a significant challenge. This has prompted new research into ways of engaging and keeping patients in treatment and ultimately achieving better outcomes, t only on a symptomatic level but also in broader aspects of life. In this book Kate Tchanturia brings together international experts from the field of eating disorders to discuss the effectiveness of cognitive remediation therapy for treating arexia nervosa, and keeping patients in therapy. Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is a type of therapy that concentrates on improving neurocognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, cognitive flexibility and planning, and executive functioning which leads to improved general functioning. Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of the approach for treating those with arexia nervosa, cognitive improvements have been ted in patients, and the approach is associated with low drop-out rates from the treatment, and high levels of acceptability among both patients and therapists. This book presents research focussing on: - individual therapy with adults - family-based therapy - CRT with young people - group format of CRT - adapting interventions for people with co-morbidities - clinicians experiences working with CRT Illustrated throughout with case studies, and integrating neuropsychological testing and brain imaging this book discusses the latest research on this vel treatment approach. It will be key reading for researchers and academics in the eating disorders field wanting to trial the approach, as well as final year undergraduates and postgraduate clinical psychology students looking for a new perspective.
Dr. Kate Tchanturia is a Reader in the Psychology of Eating Disorders and a Consultant (Lead) Psychologist at King's College London, and at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust National Adult Eating Disorder Service, London, UK. Kate is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
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