Two groups of 10 normal-weight bulimic women received short-term,
structured group treatment beginning 3 weeks apart in a multiple baseline
design. The multifaceted treatment approach incorporated education,
self-monitoring, goal setting, assertion training, relaxation, and
cognitive restructuring. Results showed an overall reduction of 70% in
binge/purge episodes. There were significant improvements in psychological
functioning, including self-esteem, depression, assertiveness, and
pathological attitudes about eating.