Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for child and adolescent eating disorders is the treatment with the most evidence for successful recovery from anorexia nervosa and there is increasing evidence for its efficacy with bulimia nervosa.
Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) is a treatment that is effective for all types of eating disorders and is regarded as the first-line treatment for adults with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Additionally, CBT-E has been used with good results in early studies of adolescents with eating disorders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a well-established treatment approach that helps individuals who have difficulty regulating their emotions and engage in self-defeating or self-destructive behaviors in response to intense or painful emotions.
For eating disorder treatment, DBT skills are sometimes recommended as an adjunct to CBT-E or FBT. More generally, DBT is a full package treatment within which CBT-E or FBT can be provided.