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(p. 165) Novel Ways to Use Exposure for Eating Disorders 

(p. 165) Novel Ways to Use Exposure for Eating Disorders
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(p. 165) Novel Ways to Use Exposure for Eating Disorders
Author(s):

Carolyn Black Becker

, Nicholas R. Farrell

, and Glenn Waller

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190069742.003.0015
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date: 25 February 2020

Three relatively novel approaches to the use of exposure for eating disorders are considered. Each is relatively experimental in treating eating disorders but is well established in treating anxiety-based disorders. Interoceptive exposure can be used to treat distress over bodily cues (e.g., fullness). Imaginal exposure can be used to elevate and treat anxiety as a prelude to in vivo exposure, although it should be used only when necessary. Finally, exposure can be used to address “magical thinking,” such as thought–shape fusion. These methods show promise with eating disorder treatment but are in the early stages of conceptualization and development. Their use should be treated as experimental at present, and clinicians should be alert to their impact in clinical practice.

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