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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E)

    According to the National Center for Excellence in Eating Disorders (NCEED):

    CBT-E is one of the leading evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other similar states.

    CBT-E was originally developed as an outpatient treatment for adults. A version of the treatment is available for younger people, and it is also available as an intensive form for day patients and inpatients. It is a highly individualized treatment that focuses on the factors that maintain the disorder, with the therapist creating a version of CBT-E to match the eating problems of the person receiving treatment.

    Temperament Therapy with Supports (TBT-S)

    According to Inside Out Institute for Eating Disorders:

    TBT-S uses talk therapy to help the person with an eating disorder (and their support people) understand how their symptoms can be explained by their temperament. Where temperament is used as an umbrella term involving biology, brain functioning, genetics and personality traits.

    For example, personality traits such as perfectionism, impulsivity, harm avoidance and determination are common among people with eating disorders.

    TBT-S asks: How can you learn to use and express those personality traits productively instead of destructively?