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Treatment for eating disorders

Title: "Treatment for eating disorders: differential efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy with a body image treatment component supported by virtual reality techniques".

Directors of thesis: Dr. Cristina Botella Arbona and Dr. Conxa Perpiñá Tordera.

Doctoral candidate: Dr. Helio Marco.

Oral presentation: December 2004

Qualification: Excellent Cum Laude Unanimously.

The objective of this thesis is to develop, validate and show the efficiency of a body image component that improves the traditional ED treatment. For this purpose, a BI treatment component was developed using Virtual Reality techniques (VR). The results indicate that the CBT programme expanded with the BI component using VR techniques produced a clinically significant improvement in the standard treatment for ED.

 

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