At the 2012 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) staff from Rogers Memorial Hospital presented two research posters from diagnostic data of patients treated at Rogers’ Eating Disorder Center.
Comparison of adults and adolescents patients’ profiles at admission to residential eating disorder treatment
This study examined differences between Body Mass Index (BMI) and symptom severity of adolescents and adults diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified (NOS). Future research will evaluate reasons and treatment implications for differing levels of symptom distress for adolescents and adults with differing diagnoses.
A pilot study of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment adjunct for eating disordered patients with co-morbid anxiety: A comparison to treatment-as-usual
This study explored the use and effectiveness of specialized cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment with eating disorders for patients with the most severe symptoms who were generally found to have co-occurring anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Preliminary results show that CBT techniques, including exposure response prevention appears to have a positive effect when used in conjunction with traditional residential treatment for eating disorders.
Ongoing research measures eating disorder treatment outcomes
Rogers Memorial Hospital continuously measures outcomes of its eating disorder treatment programs, reviewing this data for opportunities to improve treatment effectiveness and provide additional knowledge through research studies.
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