Various attempts to treat these disturbances briefly have been made, but in most cases they proved to be unsuccessful due a very high relapse rate. To avoid a fearsome chronicity, a number of other factors, like alexithymia, low self-esteem, perfectionism, dissociation, dichotomous thinking, and others should be considered for treatment. Indications of how to deal with these factors in Ericksonian Brief Therapy will be offered.
Rapid remission of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder results from this new approach. A form of unconscious communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed. Experiential exercises introduce participants to this communication style which allows safe access to psychobiological information. Clients are given instructions allowing them to maintain full management of this chronic illness on their own.