Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders
Murphy R., Straebler S., Basden S., Cooper Z., Fairburn CG.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a leading evidence-based treatment for those eating disorders in which binge eating is a feature. This article begins with a consideration of the rationale for using IPT to treat patients with eating disorders. This is followed by a review of the evidence supporting its use and a brief description of treatment including an illustrative clinical case vignette. The article closes with a discussion of possible future directions for research on IPT for eating disorders. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.