Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Pilot Results of the Reintegrative Protocol in the Treatment of Binge Eating

Joseph Nicolosi Jr.*, Christopher H. Rosik

Experiencing a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events, may increase the probability of the subsequent development of binge eating and Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States, affecting some 2%-4% of people yearly. Due to the large prevalence of this disorder, as well as the burden BED puts on those living with it, effective treatment practices for treating BED are necessary. To date, there has been no research specifically examining the novel reintegrative protocol in a clinical setting as a treatment modality for BED. The purpose of this small, multiple-baseline pilot study was to explore the practicality and efficacy of the reintegrative protocol in treating BED by treating traumatic memories of individuals who engage in binge eating. Overall, the reintegrative protocol demonstrates promise as a tool for affect regulation and the treatment of BED. While implementing the protocol was feasible, the results varied among the 6 heterogeneous subjects and therefore, further research is required.