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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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CAMARGOS, Samara Pereira da Silva; LOPES, Renata Ferrarez Fernandes  and  BERNARDINO, Leonardo Gomes. Multicomponent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for adolescents with eating disorders: a case study. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2020, vol.16, n.2, pp. 114-121. ISSN 1808-5687.

Eating Disorders in adolescents are increasingly common and their effects must be flexible, considering the individual characteristics and the development conditions of the therapy. A Multicomponent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a model of integration of several cognitive-behavioral techniques selected according to particularities. The aim of this study is to describe the treatment, based on Multicomponent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, of a 13-year-old teenager diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. Classical Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy,Child Recycling Therapy, Schema Therapy, among others, were used. After 29 sessions, the patient shows improvement in eating behavior, mood and automatic image distortion. Among the techniques used, the enhanced living techniques or the therapeutic result, as they provide emotional experiences as problem situations. In turn, as the techniques of Classical Cognitive Therapy have not achieved satisfactory success, in part due to their imprint of logical-abstract reasoning, this seems to have caused demotivation. Thus, a Multicomponent Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy shows an important and appropriate instrument for the treatment of psychological disorders, mainly the eating disorders.

Keywords : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Anorexia Nervosa; Adolescent.

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