How to cut eating disorder risk
Teenage girls who are perfectionists can reduce their risk of eating disorder and depression if they follow a targeted internet CBT course for a month, Australian research suggests.
Ninety-four healthy, but perfectionist, young women aged between 14 and 19 were recruited to the trial and randomly allocated to one of three groups:
- an internet CBT intervention targeting perfectionism;
- an internet CBT intervention targeting stress reduction; or
- a wait-list control.