Acceptance and commitment therapy for individuals with problematic emotional eating: A case-series study
Clinical Case Studies
Emotional eating is characterized by eating in response to intense inner emotions, not hunger. This case-series study presents the outcomes from two adults with problematic emotional eating who voluntarily participated in 10 weekly sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Emotional eating was self-monitored daily prior to and throughout the course of treatment. The average number of emotional eating episodes reported weekly across participants at pre-treatment was nine, which decreased to one per week at post-treatment, and was two per week at follow-up. Both participants also showed improvements in body image flexibility, a theoretically consistent process of change, and these improvements were maintained at 3-month follow-up. The results are discussed as well as implications for clinical practice and future research.
59. Hill, M. L., Masuda, A., Makeda, M., & Twohig, M. P. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy for individuals with problematic emotional eating: A case-series study. Clinical Case Studies, 14, 141-154.