Are All Psychotherapies for Anorexia Created Equal?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 10, October 2018
Topics: Research Update
Adam Strassberg, MD, and Chris Aiken, MD.
Drs. Strassberg and Aiken have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Psychotherapy is the main treatment for anorexia nervosa, but which type works best? Several therapies have good evidence in this population, but they differ in their models and methods, and head-to-head comparisons among them are rare. To overcome that limitation, this study used a technique called “network meta-analysis,” which evaluates different treatments based on how they measured up against a common comparison group.