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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.

Original publication




Journal article


Clin Psychol Psychother

Publication Date





150 - 158


Adult, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Bulimia Nervosa, Evidence-Based Medicine, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Psychotherapy, Brief