CBT-E is the abbreviation for “enhanced cognitive therapy”, and it refers to a “transdiagnostic” personalised psychological treatment for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and other similar states.

It was developed as an outpatient treatment for adults but is an intensive version for day patient and inpatient settings, and a version for younger people.

There is strong evidence supporting its effectiveness, and it is recommended by the NICE guidelines for the treatment of all eating disorders seen in adults. CBT-E is also recommended as a treatment for younger patients as an alternative to family-based forms of treatment.